You are just another Rush junkie...not an original thought...anyway when you are coping from an email sent to you from Rush they have already spell checked...that being the only thing they checked
By any scale you choose, the US spends more on educaton than any other country in the world. The results have been quite different. You are correct that teachers are severely resticted in their choices in teaching. That is a result of the fact that students are forced to attend the schools for which they have been zoned. As a result, rules and regulations must fit all students. I well remember a conflict with my son's elementary school concerning the gifted program. They told me what they were going to do and I forced them to obey the law. Neither of us really won. I got what I wanted for my son but at the cost of a considerable amount of both my time and the schools time, not to mention money. Much simpler would have been had the school been able to say, "you don't like our rules then go somewhere else." My response would have been simply, "you're fired and I will take the voucher to another school." Both the school and my son wold have been better off.
Last edited by caryalsobrook; 09-12-2012 at 06:18 PM.
I understand what you're saying, but I think the voucher system would cause as many, if not more, problems than it solves. Also, I don't dispute what you've said about TN, but would you rather your son be in an elementary class of 30+ or 20?
I might add that as long as children are restricted as to where they are allowed to attend school, then teachers also will be severely restricted as to their freedom to teach in a manner they feel proper.
Last edited by caryalsobrook; 09-12-2012 at 08:21 PM.