posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 09:44 AM
I wonder how much the Union Leaders make and when the last time they went to a “Convention” in a tropical location?
Unions are one of the most corrupt money sucking institutions in America today. It’s no more than a shake-down – a protection racket.
Regarding Administrators, they are overpaid and underworked while the Teachers are over managed and under paid. Imagination/innovation is not
encouraged and rewarded - it is stifled and punished in the name of political correctness.
I think the way to protect and improve the US Schools would be good ole fashioned competition.
Get the government out of the business all together and end the “public” school system. Allow each family to deduct a tax credit for the entire
cost of school and let them choose where the best school for their child is.
Not all kids need or want to go to college, some need to learn a trade or skill instead. In this case a college education might actually return to
the discriminator it used to be in screening potential employees for leadership and management. Now it’s like High School with sex, alcohol and
In the same vein the gaping hole in technical trades (carpenters, welders, machinists, fabricators, plumbers, etc.) and skilled labor could be filled.
Bottom line is when the Federal Government got involved in education during the Carter (Have to chuckle at that…Carter Admin are words in nature
right up there with neon colors and spikes as a warning that what you see before you is not good.) Admin the system went to hell.
Standardization and homogenization is not the way to improve anything with the exception of control.
Decentralization allows the more talented Teachers and Administrators to develop strategies that work and others can either adopt those from lessons
learned or come up with their own that work for their different set of circumstances. i.e. socio-economic factors in the local population, rural vs.
urban, family dynamics etc. All districts do not suffer the same issues.
Have you ever noticed that the larger an organization is the more bloated and cumbersome its logistical needs become (in manpower, money and resources
in general), the slower it is to respond to and implement change and it becomes less and less effective as it grows in size until it reaches the point
of spinning its wheels a million miles an hour consuming vast amounts of fuel in the illusion of progress - but and never moving forward. All the
while, its productivity/mission success declines.
This is true in the military, the civil government and in the private sector. Smaller units are more effective at solving problems when empowered to
do so. Likewise, when so empowered leaders in the organization have less of a safety net to hide behind when the fail and the best rise to the top.
It is possible to over-manage and over-regulate something into oblivion and failure. Centralized planning and homogenous, standardized methods of
dealing with diverse populations, sectors, individuals and their problems doesn’t work.
Ask the CCCP how that worked out for them.
People need to be able to deal with things at the local level absent the involvement of a detached and bloated program of management.
The Federal Government should have never been involved in public education. It was just another power grab from liberals who wanted to legislate
political correctness and indoctrination. IMO it’s a beautiful plan and has been working – we have almost succeeded in dumbing down the
population to the point of an idiocracy.
Two more generations and I think they’ll have it all set.