Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance
Public schools are paid for by the taxpayers and supposedly run for the benefit of children. In theory the public school system exists to properly educate our children, but the system does not seem to be working. When the public school system fails children, who should we hold accountable?
Who is not accountable?
- Should we hold politicians accountable? We fund our local schools with money from the Federal Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Prince William County. That puts four different committees in charge of our schools. That includes: Congress, Virginia’s General Assembly, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, and the Prince William County School Board. With four committees running our public schools, who is in control? Which people on which committees should we hold accountable?
- Should we hold the news media accountable? Supposedly, the news media is supposed to hold the people who rule us accountable. The news…
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If done right, all that the students learn over 12 years can be accomplished in a few. Even what I learned in college, when distilled to their essence, a fifth grader would understand.
If done right, maybe students could learn better and more quickly, but what does it mean to do it right? That is something best left to parents to decide in a free market.
Not sure the intent behind the comment. Actually, I’m absolutely sure. And each parent knows their children best. As one who taught for many years in a variety of settings, we saw the opportunities to teach our best, but also how to get the kids/ teens thinking for themselves. The more they’re motivated, with quality information and lessons, the more they can learn, discover, find out, and more. Have a great day, Citizen Tom.
Kind of off topic yet on topic:
Just when you think there can’t be any more farce in 2020.
Schools aren’t safe, but come to these “safe” (and “free”!) community centers where the students and staff are (apparently) impervious to the covid.
I would say it is on topic.
Your post aroused my curiosity about justice on the matter of school choices and parents religious values.
I wrote a post titled, Who is in charge of schools in your State? which is scheduled for tomorrow am.
Frankly,, in my opinion, there is an issue of justice that now needs to be addressed in the matter of parents religious values vs. government secular school choices being made in every State…
Regards and goodwill blogging.