posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 04:24 PM
A lot of our school system has become so rotten at its core that it does need a major overhaul in its theories, practice and content.
Theres a number of steps that need to be taken in order to help bring us back on track. I'll present my loosely ordered list and see what you
Issue #1: First and foremost. You now have the potential again to FAIL. and let me circle and underline and put little stars next to FAIL a few times.
We're going to set the bar back up where it should be, and if you can't make it, YOU FAIL, repeat until you get it. Im sure that some parents are
going to be up in arms at teh prospect that little jimmy is going to end up with a job where his name is on his shirt, but the world needs ditch
diggers too. Have some programs set up for tutoring, or let the parents hire one as well, but we're not dumbing down the class so someone doesn't
feel retarded. maybe they just are.
Issue #2: Get the damn politicians out of the school system. By that, I mean the ones in charge of the national cirriculum. It should be up to
educators and teaching professionals to be in charge of the how and when of kids learning, and set a minimum, not a trained pace. if kids are
excelling, off to a special program they go for more education. Kick the damn politicians out. We don't need more experimental ideas liek natural
spelling, we dont need tina has two mommies at 2nd grade, etc.
Issue #3: The instant continuation of recess in grade school as well as physical education. Exercise, unstructured outdoor activity, and so on. There
will be rules such as games like tag or dodgeball can not be suppressed, etc.
Issue #4: The immediate dissolution of the tenure system for educators. This is to clear out the dead wood and open up spots for new educators. There
are far too many lame duck teachers that are sitting on tenure and can't be fired unless they pretty much molest a student in public.
Issue #5: Zero tolerance for zero tolerance. This zero tolerance system will be immediately banned, and anyone wishing to reinstitute it will be
subject to immediate dismissal.
Issue #6: There will be no regard given for special interest education before college. This means there will not be special classes for kids in
regards to black or hispanic history. There will not be classes to push the gay agenda or womens issues, etc. you see where I'm going. If a teacher
feels strongly about it, they may, at the discression of the school, offer non credit classes after school hours for these such classes, but they must
be open to all district schools.
Issue #7: Music and art class: back in, nuff said
Issue #8: Preach morality before college, lose your job. That being, there will be no religious education outside of learning about other religions as
part of the current task being learned, ie the crusades. Teach that christ, allah, bhudda is the supreme being, you're fired, period.
Issue #9: Highschool requirements: All students when entering high school will have classes on sexual education. furthermore, before graduating, there
will be tests that must be passed with ah B or better on the constitution, state constitution (if applicable) bill of rights, and the workings of the
government in general. some places have this all ready (i did) others do not.
Issue #10: Highschool: mandatory minimum of education level in the concepts of economics, literature, and vocational education. Yes, everyone should
have at least one industrial ed. course.Simple concept. you teach a person to use the mind to the exclusion of their hands, then you only teach half a
Issue #11: all classes in english, only. no exceptions. unless its a foreign language class. If you can't speak english, then take an english a a
second language course. Remember, winners and losers.
Issue #12: no respect given in regards to religion, etc in subjects. That means, if someone objects to the theory of evolution because they want to
believe the flying spaghetti monster created everything.. tough! pull you kid from the public school system and teach them yourself... but, you still
have to teach them it.
Issue #13: the institution of a standardized homeschooling cirriculum and ordinances. meaning, there will be a uniform code and process to take your
child from teh public school system and homeschool them. at the same time, you will be responsible for their education levels and they will be tested,
or, kid goes back to school, no ifs ands or buts.
thats one portion of it all, but my hands are tired and thats enough for you all to digest for now.