Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Fixing Our Public Schools & The Battles It Will Take

Half the kids in the United States cannot read or do math at grade level.  Inner city kids are way below grade level.  Many kids graduating from high schools are functionally illiterate.  Many kids could not pass a basic United States History and Government test let alone math or science test.  Woke Socialist Fascists (AKA Democrats) that run public schools will do nothing to improve the quality of education because reforms needed would be opposed by teacher unions that own them, lock, stock and barrel.  Sadly, the only way to improve our public schools is to elect Republicans that support quality education as Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Attorney Generals, State Legislators and School Board Members willing to fight the battles that are necessary to deal with this national crisis.  It will not happen any other way.  

We will continue to see dismal academic achievement unless the following reforms are adopted:

1. We need School Choice for all parents and students so poor and middle class parents can get their kids out of failing public schools, the same as the rich.  Without competition, there will be no improvement in public schools.

2. We need more public Charter Schools controlled by parents and other concerned citizens, rather than Woke Schools Boards, Administrators and teacher unions.  Bidenistas are right now out to destroy Charter Schools opposed by teacher unions.

3. We need to end teacher tenure so bad teachers can more easily be FIRED.

4. We need meaningful metrics and evaluation and regular testing to measure both teacher and administrator performance tied to merit pay and bonus programs to reward them for actually educating children.  

5. We need to eliminate many in the four layers of education bureaucracy; federal, state, county and local so more money ends up at the school site level for Reading and Math Specialists, Counselors, classroom aides etc.  This would also allow for higher teacher pay for those teachers that produce results.  Those teachers that don't produce results should be invited to seek other employment.  

6. We need curriculum design focused on education rather than woke indoctrination.  Obviously, what is happening now is not leading to increased learning.  

7. Teacher unions and collective bargaining must be confined to wages, benefits, pensions and working conditions as is the case for other unions.  They should have no say as to what is taught in our schools.  

All of these things would be vigorously opposed by the Woke Education Establishment feeding at the trough.  They actually benefit from failing public schools with no accountability because federal dollars follow failure.  Teacher unions in particular would be vicious in their opposition to these reforms because they are determined to control public schools for the benefit of their members not children.  Teacher unions do not care about kids.  That should be obvious by now.  Remember, it was the teacher unions that insisted on the closure of our schools for two years.  Teachers got paid anyway for not working, so why not.  

Unless the reforms listed are adopted, we will continue to see failing public schools that are actually  harming kids.  It is just that simple.  It will take parents, concerned citizens and presumably Republican politicians pushing for these reforms who are willing to take the heat to fight the battles needed to fix our public schools.  Reforms will not be implemented as long as Socialist Fascists (AKA Democrats) control our schools.  The longer we wait to get the job done, the more kids we will have with a poor education often living in poverty.  

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