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Thursday, September 13, 2012

WHAT I THINK OF THE CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM

Todays's question is one that I could write a book about and still have more to tell.
The question is What do you think of the current education system?

I could answer a lot of ways but the one that best describes how I feel  is disgusted and scared for our children. I have written before about how happy I am about my grandchildren being homeschooled. I have written about how I can sleep better at night knowing that they are safe! Safe from bullying, violence, and more.
I served 4 years on our local board of education, a position I was elected to by our town residents. I was entrusted with helping to make sure their children were safe. I felt as if they were all my children and I felt as if I was fighting a new war everyday. The federal government telling the state what to, the state in turn telling the towns and cities what to do, all without providing the funding to make this all a reality. I have seen how the children are not being given the one on one they need because the class size is to much for one teacher.
I have seen how teachers are being forced to teach to a standardized test in many states and parents are only now, in the past few years understanding that this is against the children's rights and their parental rights. I realized this in 1994 when my daughter http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com was given a standardized test that I had to fight for 5 years to see. It took the United States Department of Education 5 years to find in my favor.
There is no place for standardized testing in our schools ! There is no place for testing our children in secret which this is exactly what it is when we are not being allowed to see our children's tests!
The parents must come together and say this is enough and take back their rights. Until this happens our education system will fail our children , one child at a time!
I am tired of reading what some of our children go through everyday at some of their schools.

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  1. Yeah. Standardized tests are stupid. Let the teachers teach!

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