Skip to comments.Chairman Kline Takes on Failing Education
Posted on 02/17/2012 11:30:12 AM PST by 92nina
No Child Left Behind is an example of why the 'one size fits all' mentality is an improper way to govern. Placing standardizations as well as allocating specific resources at the federal level is not working. Our education system is decaying. With increasing costs and decreasing scores it is clear that reform is necessary to ensure that the future of our nation have the knowledge and skills to compete in a global economy. Chairman Kline of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee is sponsoring two pieces of legislation to address this issue. The two bills reform federal education spending by making the system more transparent, revising its incentive strcutures and shifting control back to states and local school districts where the Constitution intended.
The Student Success Act addresses spending by holding funding authorizations to the FY 2012 instead of automatically increasing as in years past. The bill also dismantles the Adequate Yearly Progress which is a measurement that uses standardized tests as an estimate for a school's academic performance. The act places the measure of accountability back to the states. COGC and ATR endorse this bill, and our letter of support can be found here.
The Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act eliminates over 70 unsuccessful and unfunded government programs. The bill also holds teachers accountable for student improvement and development, instead of favoring credentials and seniority which is the case under the current system. Acknowledging that local communities know best how to spend their money, the EIET Act places resource allocation in the hands of states and local communities. Click here to read COGC and ATR's letter of support for the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act.
The Left is winning the culture war through the “public schools”.
The “public school” is better understood as the school collective.
It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.
The public school is BY FAR, the largest, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.
It must be destroyed.
If you want to win the culture, have lots of children and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church, synagogue, and like-thinking friends and relatives.
If you already have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.
Agreed with your points. Public schools are also at the whim of the governing county/municipal government, to be ravaged at their leisure. The kind of private school you discuss is truly local, with only a vague level of state regulation.
> The kind of private school you discuss is truly local, with
> only a vague level of state regulation.
There is a school cooperative in Central Massachusetts called “Voyagers”. I think they have about 50 families. They have competitive sports, participate in science fairs, and I think they have various cooperative music programs. I think they are mostly Catholics, but I’m not certain.
One of the most important differences between a cooperative and collective is that the cooperative is VOLUNTARY. You are not COMPELLED to join, neither are you COMPELLED pay for it unless you use it. Most coops are democratically organized and collect dues to pay for materials and tutors, lectures, and such, and their costs are about one-thousandth the costs of a comparatively sized government school collective.
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