When schools were one-room and all grades learned in that one room, politics didn’t dare step a foot into the classroom. All children succeeded in the way they were meant to and by their own talents. These days everyone and their dog thinks it’s there right to infringe upon the academics of a child and teacher. The wealthy blame poor academics on lack of jobs and supporting families through healthcare and food and the government holds up school funding for any number of reasons, the testing issue is just more unnecessary red tape.
Holding states and schools accountable in the NY Times
And in The State of the Union address last night, its amazing the rhetoric that gets tossed around in the name of a child’s education, a child that grows up to be an American citizen.
Sincerely the public doubts college will be made affordable when you are arguing over primary and secondary school funding
The worry over a child’s education always comes down to money, it’s never about what’s truly important or the schools would have a full time nurse on hand along with access to counseling to say the least. For example if all students were given the same access to education as President Obama, just how many of them would go onto to become presidents? How many would drop out to become entrepreneurs, develop their own creative gifts or to develop non-profit organization to help others? What we need is not a country full of presidents.
The country is in the economic crapper and what it needs are more jobs and a higher minimum wage
What it needs is not to be in the hands of the greedy and those who insist it’s the “poor mans” fault he’s in the position he’s in. What we need is to stop segregating human beings by the rate of money they make and make them equal, and shut out the finger pointers and the ones who shout there must be accountability.
Accountability for what
Burden of proof for whom? The schools don’t need to prove anything, especially not the child. Ask any student in school what they need and the answer will not be government funding. The schools need money to run on, but it’s not what a student will ask for unless he has heard from the teachers and the principal the school can’t provide what the student population needs without it. Children don’t come up with that kind of talk on their own. Protecting the poor, minorities and the disabled? Yes folks education is now a political issue, which means people will take sides and argue and point, and then what?
More government intervention means nothing to the education and well-being of a child
Raising curriculum standards means nothing except to those in a government office sitting on school funds and the wealthy who point fingers. What it means to those with children in schools is the teacher and student relationship gap just became wider, it is going to drive a bigger wedge through the center of it all. It’s just one more thing to argue and blame over and means nothing to the literal well-meaning education of the student. Government intervention that worked? Student lunches improved.
No going in on the attack, some ground rules
Relationship revamp. Sure schooling has come a long way from the one-room classroom, but it was one room and had only one teacher for a reason. Who gave a damn? Who was willing to spend their time teaching children and all of their domestic issues and deal with the parents over attention or lack of attention? The school was one room because that’s all the funding there was and the community built it together.
The school existed because as in jolly ole’ England, the government ( a few people with a “special” seat in the community) insisted all people in its new country and communities needed to exist on the same playing field, and that it would make for a wealthier community rich with people who could take care of themselves. And here we are now, in the same dilemma. It didn’t work then and it’s the “same old story” now with bigger loaded guns. Money. The answer to “The Great Depression” never came down to the education of the children. Scientific history tells us differently.
You say show me, but we say
We’re tired of waiting for the whole child to be addressed and as a whole human being, not just a political statistic, a testing statistic. You are like the banker and the child is the precious commodity and what you can’t test and see, doesn’t get your money. That’s like throwing the monkey out with the bathwater, it makes no sense.
You the government/banker, it’s as if you are asking where is the financial plan for a precious commodity you are in charge of, but you don’t own the children and you have nothing to do with teaching them. You make rules and regulations, and demand proof of education for a precious commodity you are not in charge of. You control the money that funds that precious commodity’s school building and supply, but you can’t dictate that certain reading, writing and arithmetic standards be met before you hand over the cash. It’s not working and it’s ill politics on the people’s behalf, and on the students behalf who becomes a part of “we the people.”
The government is not integrated with teachers and education
There’s absolutely no involvement what so ever except by way of money. No you can’t have the priviledge of dictating what our children learn or don’t learn. Stop pressuring the school system, you literally know nothing about, to conform and “jump” to meet your high bar just to get school aid for a better school building and supplies and teachers. Keep it up, at this rate you will only lose more children from your government funded schools and prove it can be done without government dictated testing.
Soon the only people you will have left in your schools will only be the super rich, and all your bickering, raising the bar and pitting student against teacher and vice-versa will have gotten you nor the student anywhere. But the student and the parent will find a better way, there are more opportunities than just a government funded school. There are other teaching opportunities than a government funded school. You will have kept your money from the student’s community and their school and you are the one who is leaving the child behind.
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