| jonesable wrote:|
| TokyoRose wrote:|
| Ladybird0724 wrote:|
| carolina cutie wrote:|
Thank you Ladybird and Tokyo.
Why isn't the US modeling the US education after other countries again...? I can't remember a year when teachers didn't make students bring supplies to class.
b/c no one can agree on ish, except for using singapore math and expecting miracles. trying new things means that the government is overreaching and trying to push a socialist agenda, like adopting CCSS
and you can send a supply list, but most of my students don't bring anything on it. a lot of parents complain about how districts/schools/teachers should supply everything and that some of the things on there are not necessary, such as kleenex (hint: please buy the kleenex!)
Ladybird, personally I feel that the American educational system NEEDS to be socialized and centralized. Funding should also be redistributed and it would help if teachers were actually seen as government employees. The reason why Korea was able to revamp their curriculum is because of central government making the decisions for education. In America, it doesn't work because everyone and their mother wants to have a say in how to apply it to each state, school, student, etc.
Education is becoming more and more a federal issue but there is a line they have to toe.
Education per the constitution is a state issue
A lot of school funding is tied to property taxes so no wonder there are such disparities between schools.
Just a mess
Yes, it is a part of state's rights, but I feel that since the constitution was written, things have changed and most likely in ways the "founding fathers" did not intend...or maybe they did intend for society to end up exactly this way. Children are not getting properly educated due to this states having a say in how children are educated.
Just after WWII, the Japanese modeled their educational system to mirror that of America's. Over the period of 5 or 10 years, they reverted back to many of their old ways.
I feel that those who harp on constitutional rights (libertarians and republicans, mostly) do so without understanding some of the negative ways following the constitution can impact our country. Because we have given states the right to control education and because property taxes are used to educate students, there is a huge gap between the haves and the have nots. Many school districts are being run like corporations where administrators who haven't seen a classroom in years get paid ten times what a teacher is paid. In my school, the vice principal is probably getting maybe the equivalent of $200-500 more per month than the other teachers.