Answer by But_Mommie at 5:12 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 5:12 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by Kathy675 at 5:14 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 5:35 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 5:36 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Education isn't funded enough to be more demanding ---SADLY.
We have over crowded classrooms due to massive lay offs, we lack resources and materials, some districts lack in technology, reading specialists, special education support, etc. Administrative support is lacking in many districts as well. Not to mention, thanks to NCLB teachers are forced to teach to a damn test.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
Answer by janet116 at 7:46 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
It has very little to do with money and all of that. It has to do with parents that only using the school as a daycare and don't go to the school to see about their child's grades. It has to do with teachers that don't care, also. Kids can't learn if no one is helping them, there is no reason for 2 hours of homework a night or year round school if PARENTS would work with their children. Conservatives HAVE to cut spending, there is no money. DEMS are too worried about their precious WELFARE to allow that to be cut. I don't think the fed gov should have their hands in schools anyways. We have awesome schools where we live w/o the huge amounts of homework and year round schools, even the homeschool co-ops take summer break.
Answer by matthewscandi at 8:24 PM on Feb. 27, 2011
I am very concerned about the condition of public education in the United States. It makes my heart sad to know we are 28th out of 30 countries in industrialized nations. My true belief at this point is an utter deconstruction of our educational system must take place. And quickly. Yet I am doubtful this will happen. So I choose a non traditional private school designed very much after the top schools in other forward thinking countries. I am grateful we can afford it but I this isn't the answer for every family and every student. I believe every child deserves a free, fair, and excellent education supported by the citizens of this country. It is neither fair, free, nor excellent in reality at this moment. I am afraid our public education system, wide spread, is on life support. Which means are country is on life support. Quite frankly I am sick and tired of the damn back and forth of the Republican vs. Democrat
Answer by frogdawg at 10:32 PM on Feb. 27, 2011