A SCHOOL IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
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WE ARE FACING A SERIOUS CRISIS IN EDUCATION. Students are ranking lower than the students in most other countries in their test scores. The drop-out rate in most big cities is more than 30%. And many of the so-called "REFORMS" (such as NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND) that have been tried have not been very effective.
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND OTHER FORMS OF VIOLENCE ARE ALSO MAJOR PROBLEMS AT SOME SCHOOLS.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO IMPROVE THIS SITUATION?
And now we are faced with politicians who do not really want to fix problems or reform our programs -- they want to CUT, CUT, CUT the funding for schools. Yet,our public schools are already suffering from insufficient funding.
And on top of that there are the outrageous attacks upon Teachers' Unions and Academia. Some are advocating turning our schools over to corporations -- and running them like a Pizza Business....
Much like ‘Toys R Us,’ the desire to improve and fix our schools has become the Great American Cottage Industry. – which we might refer to as: ‘Reformers R Us.’ There is a raging debate about how, when, and why schools should be changed and improved. But what is really the best for our students?
Are there effective new ways to improve and fix our public schools? Are Charter Schools better than Public Schools? What are some of the pros and cons for reforming education?
This book contains a COLLECTION of HUMOR about and ...a Pictorial Review of how some have twisted history !
...*** AS OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUFFER ....AND THE ATTACK UPON QUALITY EDUCATION AND COMMON SENSE SPREADS... THE SAME ATTACKERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RE-WRITE OUR HISTORY...TWISTING, SPINNING, FABRICATING EVENTS, AND CHANGING THE FACTS.
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Minority students will likely outnumber white students in the next decade or two, but the failure of the national teacher demographic to keep up with that trend is hurting minority students who tend to benefit from teachers with similar backgrounds.
Minority students make up more than 40 percent of the national public school population, while only 17 percent of the country's teachers are minorities, according to a report released this week by the Center for American Progress.
Using data from the 2008 Schools and Staffing Survey, the most recent data available, researchers found that more than 20 states have gaps of 25 percentage points or more between the diversity of their teachers and students.
California yielded the largest discrepancy of 43 percentage points, with 72 percent minority students compared with 29 percent minority teachers. Nevada and Illinois had the second and third largest gaps, of 41 and 35 percentage points, respectively.
In a second report, the CAP notes that in more than 40 percent of the nation's public schools, there are no minority teachers at all. The dearth of diversity in the teaching force could show that fewer minorities are interested in teaching or that there are fewer minorities qualified to teach.
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THE RECENT PLANS AND POLICIES THAT SEEK TO TURN EVERY TYPE OF GOVERNMENT SERVICE INTO A PRIVATE CORPORATION ...INCLUDING SETTING UP CHARTER SCHOOLS HAS NOT BEEN A MAGIC BULLET FOR SOLVING OUR BIG PROBLEMS.
THERE MUST BE MORE INPUT ON REFORMING SCHOOLS THAN JUST CHANGING THE OWNER, OR TURNING STUDENTS INTO LITTLE TEST-TAKING ROBOTS.
PROTESTS AND COMPLAINTS IN CHICAGO HAVE INDICATED THAT SIMPLY MOVING STUDENTS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS IS NOT AN ANSWER TO THE PROBLEMS.