I'm always skeptical of any presidential candidate's education policy. The federal level of government has done some substantial things in terms of access to public education. They're really good at saying (rightfully so) who is entitled to a free public education. But when it comes to solving very real problems in schools, I can't think of a single way that the fed can help. Hell, my district barely knows what is going on in the classroom.<br><br>Paying for grad school would be nice though... they could do that.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Paying for grad school would be nice though... they could do that.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I agree.<br> That's a great idea!<br> Everyone is always clamoring for 'better trained teachers'.<br> How about providing for stipends and/or tuition breaks for teachers to <br>continue their education in e.g. graduate school, or even PhD programs?<br><br><br><br>[color:blue][/b]Hodie mihi. Cras tibi.</font color=blue>[/b]
It's my priority to talk about something that doesn't require a tinfoil hat to sympathize with. <br><br>Maybe I could work the mythology of Dale Earnhart into my curriculum and we can strike a happy middle ground.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
It's both, carp. Sure, there are too many parents that had no business bringing kids into the world. And I'm sure a lot of discipline problems at school begin at home. But once those kids are in the classroom, the onus is on the teacher. Period. And better trained teachers mean better educated kids. A good teacher will get his/her students excited about learning. And a better learning experience is also a big step toward overcoming behavioral issues.<br><br>
Well I see your point, but there is something the Fed can do.<br><br>Put more $ into the classroom. They had the 100,000 more cops on the street in the 1990s. How about 500,000 more teachers in the classroom ? ... reduce that student - teacher ratio < 20 ... maybe at 15 to 1. I can't believe many of these "at risk" kids wouldn't do better with more attention and guidance. .. more hands on instruction. I'd focus the addition of more teachers to poorly performing schools... not the more stellar ones... the schools with the students who are more at risk. I think that would go a long way and in the long run we might spend less for law enforcement and incarceration ... well unless they became lawyers or Wall ST execs. <br><br>That's the one place I think we'd get the most "bang for the $". <br>Think what an additional $12 billion per month might do for education.... .... mmm wonder where that might be found? (jus kiddin)<br><br>David (OFI)
I agree Cary<br><br>[color:blue]They're really good at saying (rightfully so) who is entitled to a free public education.</font color=blue> <-- Bush "No child left behind" is an good example of when the Feds get to involved , which was a mixed bag of results.<br><br>IMO<br>The best thing the Feds can do is provide money for "sweet pork" that will provide either new facilities / schools and or totally rebuild old ones , , essentially provide the basics of basics - The State and its Counties should be responsible to provide a giving education for its particular "student demographics" this is where the Feds have no clue , is it all white or all black or mixed , Asian , Hispanic , Eskimo , Hawaiian ?? ?<br><br>What I see is a problem in todays education is NOT the teachers BUT lazy arse parents who blame the system and not their Parenting Skills of continue education at home - simply parents today depend on the schools to raise their children for them.<br><br><br><br><br>
[color:blue]A good teacher will get his/her students excited about learning. And a better learning experience is also a big step toward overcoming behavioral issues.</font color=blue> <-- Like ""you"" some students just cannot be reach no matter what - so is that the teachers fault ?? or their parents for not instilling a sense of responsibility before the child entered the school years <br><br>
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