Per the documentary, it highlighted the failing public education system in America compared to other developing nations, private schools and some charter schools. Has anyone seen this? Also, if you have or have not, do you believe that the federal government has been and is trying to fix the problem? State your beliefs and reasons for them.Answer Question
Answer by momavanessa at 7:16 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
All the government knows to do is throw limitless amounts of money at the problem WITHOUT actually addressing the problems. I'm a special education teacher, and my hands are tied when it comes to what I'm allowed to teach, the pace at which I'm allowed to teach it, and how I'm to teach it, it get's incredibly frustrating--especially since everyone (but the government) knows that all children do NOT learn at the same pace, or in the same manner as their peers!
I haven't seen the movie but have heard good things about it.
IMO, the government is trying to run education just like it is trying to run government. It doesn't work. We spend more money per child and kids aren't getting smarter. They are losing quality in education. School has mostly become about funding and not educating our children. The teachers are caught in the middle and it seems that their hands are tied by government bureaucracy. They end up having to teach kids to test, it becomes less about the content and more about what the kids can retain for testing.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:53 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 7:53 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by RobotLady at 8:08 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:09 AM on Apr. 6, 2011
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 10:13 AM on Apr. 6, 2011