A blog for those politicos looking for a place to vent!
What do you mean that more money doesn't solve the problem? That's what we have always been told before.
It could be worse. We could be in Wis. where the teachers are making $90,000 a year.Accountability is the answer.Students being held accountable and doing their bestParents accountable for pushing the students to excel while at home and actually backing up the teacher instead of fighting them at every turnTeachers held accountable to the parents for teaching and getting the most out of each day. Administrator accountable to the taxpayersIf you are truthful with yourself none of that is happening across the system
let us try the military/industrialmodel...a trillion dollars to lose in iraq...oh, wait...we're doing that everywhere, aren't we?oh well...we are going to need armies of functional dunces...giving us homeland absurdity...and free-dumb abroad.freddy...$90,000???univ illinois study 95 to 09 shows teacher salaries lagging most of the private sector.so what the hell can you make in the private sector in cheeseville?your good point on accountability...ain't happenin'...starts at the top...where all the free money ends up.
This is what that mill levy money is being used for? A straight line in brains since the 70's while every other country is passing us by?
Other countries decide at around the eighth grade what investment they are going to make in a student. If a student doesn't excel in school they will be shifted into vocational education. In the US we try and make every student college ready. So comparing us to other countries may be deceptive. That said, we need some changes in our education system and I doubt that the teachers union is going to lead the charge.
high school students these daze might not respond all that well to a 1950 format in a glorified day care.they are needed at the year-round summer camps called college to maintain the next level of the great american fiefdom. doesn't matter whether it is the best plan for them.the scary thing for the ed mills, top to bottom, is that online ed will wipe out the army of marginal teachers and any need for acres of land.the problem doesn't stop with high school...u s news had an article that showed 61% of american college grads could not read to that level.back in the day...even the "special ed" kids learned to read the newspaper...upwards of 1 in 4 high school kids can read nothing at all and still graduate.then there is the tiny matter of jobs...