For the many good teachers out there, there are as many bad ones. Administrators and staff are running afoul of state and federal laws and corruption abounds. The inevitable happens where the students and taxpayers end up suffering from it. This article tells the story of one such city and there are so many more looking for workarounds to this ever growing problem. Are there specific areas that can hold accountability? Why, yes, there are. Unfortunately, those in charge are playing the “3 monkey’s” scenario until it gets out of control.
Now we owe much of our life’s progresses to educator/mentors, whether they be parents, neighbors, skilled tradesmen, teachers, public role models. Someone or something sparked the drive in our lives to succeed; at least in those who weren’t lazy and wanted to do so. But when I hear that tired old line “you didn’t build it”, I think about the Constitution. Our freedoms and rights were the tools that gave us our opportunities to succeed. To look at infrastructure or “government assistance” is a by-line. There are those that have succeeded despite poor public education and government trying to put you in a program. These people had understanding and integrity with the drive to better oneself and THEY own that alone. Much of the public education forum demise does have a lot to do with both government and unions, who all too often don’t seem to understand the times and the environment and just figure they can plod along at their own given pace. If Obama and others believe that the “rich” should pay their fare share (whatever terms give that justification) then why don’t these same people think that the unions should do the same and give back which is ridiculous to continue to demand. Schools are failing but the bloating of staff to student ratio plus the exorbitant wages demanded have everything to do with this. Add poor teachers and a subject bias and you have every makings of a catastrophe which is now rearing its ugly head like a California wildfire.
Public education is paid by the public yet the oversight really doesn’t exist until something goes wrong. Public education will soon be run PRIVATELY with oversight because the public government doesn’t seem to understand how to run a business where the private sector seems to excel in this realm. Things are changing and the only saviour is the private sector because the public one still doesn’t have a clue. ANY government appears to be working against its citizens in America and these governments are not our friends nor are their policies in our best interests.