As Seen in California Elementary Schools
Courtesy of my 6 year old's school. I especially like the flair of the Mr Yuk sad face under the "WE FLUNK!!"
When asked if she'd gotten a pink slip yet, my son's teacher said no, they try not to talk about that in front of the children. Pulled aside, she said she had nothing to worry about as she's been there for years. Apparently she has not seen the sign the children were so kind to make.
Way to go, kids, Mommy is proud.
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I have never had a teacher tell me that school funding was adequate. Have we really been under funding schools for 30+ years?
There was a great op-ed in the WSJ on Tuesday. My favorite quote was:
"What the president left out is that the performance of American high school students has hardly budged over the past 40 years, while the per-pupil cost of operating the schools they attend has increased threefold in real dollar terms."
Funding isn't the problem. Lack of accountability is the problem.
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They aren't teaching him math. In kindergarten they taught him bizarre "new math" that meant counting every spoon in the house (uh?) but he isn't learning anything else like, you know, +/- blah blah blah. The good thing about having him in CA public schools = the accountability problem is my own as his parent, not the school. It's the kids who don't get any of that that I worry about.
Of course funding is not the problem. It is the problem NOW but that's only because once you pull back the rotten curtain of money, you reveal the real problems.
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