Federal laws clearly give us the right as parents to guide the education of our children. While the Secretary of Education has recently pushed for changes to those laws in order to give corporations as much access to your child's data as any teacher or administrator has, he hasn't been able to take away our right to decide what's best for our child. Not yet anyway.
I have sweet, incredible, intelligent children sitting in my classroom who are giving up on their lives already. They feel that they only have failure in their futures because they've been told they aren't good enough by a standardized test.
In any other profession, professionals are not retaliated against if they speak out about issues in their respective fields.
When will it all pay off? I believe we'll begin to see some return on investment almost immediately. Public awareness, for instance, tends to grow geometrically rather than arithmetically, so we could see relatively quick gains in local and national support.
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Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.
The very things that make certain charter schools successful, when compared with their public school counterparts, ultimately will prevent their ability to eliminate achievement gaps.
We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.
Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'
Children have only one childhood, and it is now. We know what to do. We know what works. We must make it happen now by working together.
By ignoring inefficacies and inequities, we are accepting them.
There is something more explicitly elitist and anti-democratic in the new well-funded public-private partnership efforts to provide charter schools as a systemic alternative to remaining public schools.
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It isn't aspiring for success in terms of being a doctor or lawyer that's the barometer of a successful upbringing; It's aspiring to be all you can be, on your individual schedule and in your own unique way.
Teaching is a thankless job. And though the voices of the working class are often already ignored by management, astonishingly, it could get worse with the recent ruling that caps on political contributions are unconstitutional.