Public education should be defined as one in which our public support for a child's education follows that child into the school the parent chooses. The school is charged with the responsibility of educating the child, and must have the resources and management authority to deliver on that responsibility. They must also report to the parents and the public on their progress.
John McCain believes our schools can and should compete to be the most innovative, flexible and student-centered - not safe havens for the uninspired and unaccountable. He believes we should let them compete for the most effective, character-building teachers, hire them, and reward them.
Originally posted by Fathom
so in your opinion who is better on education?
High-Quality Afterschool Opportunities, Expand Summer Learning Opportunities, Support College Outreach Programs
The deplorable status of preparation for our children, particularly in comparison with the rest of the industrialized world, does not allow us the luxury of eliminating options in our educational repertoire. John McCain will fight for the ability of all students to have access to all schools of demonstrated excellence, including their own homes.
Where federal funds are involved, teacher development money should be used to enhance the ability of teachers to perform in today's technology driven environment. We need to provide teachers with high quality professional development opportunities with a primary focus on instructional strategies that address the academic needs of their students. The first 35 percent of Title II funding would be directed to the school level so principals and teachers could focus these resources on the specific needs of their schools.
It will reward teachers and schools who honestly seek to teach and prepare our children. It will also punish those who do not.
. The problem is that schools face no penalty for not educating our children.
The deplorable status of preparation for our children, particularly in comparison with the rest of the industrialized world, does not allow us the luxury of eliminating options in our educational repertoire.
Originally posted by justxxme As of right now, public schools are funded partially by property taxes. As you can imagine, in the areas where property taxes are higher the schools are nicer, and where property taxes are lower the schools are suffering more. So, then, what happens when all of the students in one district decide to hop over to another district? What happens with the funds from the property taxes? And how does the desired district pay for all of the new students?
Couldn't we end up up with a vicious cycle where the kids are really only learning what is on the test? Memorization is important but that is not really education.