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Is there anything I can do to help improve the public school system?

I'm nobody really. Just a wife and mom. But something needs to be done.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Apr. 16, 2010 in

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  • join PTA, volunteer more.
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 7:23 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • become a teacher. or just be involved with your childrens school. let your voice be heard and dont be afraid to suggest things to the school if you feel you have a good idea. one school at a time!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Join PTA, get involved in the school board, get involved with the city council. ect... Educate yourself about whats going on, what could be improved - how to improve it and whats going on around the nation & the world & what is working for them... (I dont understand why our system is the way it is. there are other countries doing 10x better than ours, yet we dont try to mirror them at all..)
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 7:27 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • vote, volunteer
    sandypops

    Answer by sandypops at 7:29 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • vote, volunteer, join the PTO, etc. Sadly our public schools are failing in a big way due to educational funding taking a back burner. I cannot believe how many teachers, aides, and other staff have been cut in my state this year. IMPORTANT programs have also been cut. :( :(

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Get involved!
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:21 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Above mentioned things are a good way to start. I just took my son out of public school because they refused to test him for learning disabilities or speech problems. Both of which I think he has.

    JAIRATRACI

    Answer by JAIRATRACI at 9:23 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Join the PTA, go to school board meetings, volunteer in the classroom or at other school events. Just be involved.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:15 PM on Apr. 16, 2010

  • Short answer: No. Government is WAY too involved - teachers are on restrictions, state-mandated tests are sucking the life out of learning, NCLB is a nightmare unto itself... I could go on & on.

    Yes -- vote, volunteer, get involved, etc. By all means -- do all those things... just don't expect miracles. Honestly, best case --- you'll just be more informed about what's going on..... not really in a position to make effective changes.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 12:15 AM on Apr. 19, 2010

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