For the longest time, nobody wanted to talk about this. With privatizers on both sides of the aisle, the writing has been prominently displayed on the wall in bold and fluorescent colors yet, crickets.
It’s easier to pretend that one side is better than the other than to believe that the left and the right are two wings of the same bird and neither one gives a darn about public education.
But perhaps, the conversation is now open for discussion? Are people finally opening their eyes? Dare I hope or hold my breath?
“Today, Donald Trump seeks a rapid expansion of charter schools and private school vouchers, while his Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, touts “school choice” and market competition for public school at every stop. But in private, Hillary Clinton’s donors, dubbed “experts,” also sought rapid charter expansion and market-based options to replace public schools.”
“In previous speeches, Clinton campaign manager John Podesta indicated that recruiting and grooming younger, more compliant teachers was the plan to overcome resistance to corporate education reform over the long term. But in the policy book, Bruce Reed also sets his sights on teaching colleges, claiming “they don’t deliver the goods.”
My favorite part is the one about the teacher failing because she doesn’t play the paper game part well. Or perhaps that’s my least favorite part, it hits a little too close to home! Out of the fifty million things we do each and every day, all too often we get evaluated on some arbitrary measure instated by some educrat who is playing the projection game because, in their hearts they know they couldn’t, wouldn’t or didn’t cut it in the classroom.
Source: Why Teachers Suck …
I admit, I used to think that people who chose this option were a little whackadoodle. Perhaps I was a bit judgy? Is it not less crazy than schools ignoring individuality; not following IEPs, incessantly testing children with unproven, but highly profitable online programs, labeling children, or, my new personal favorite, parents paying for this in a private school? For those of you who would argue, like I did, that it could lead to social isolation, that just doesn’t seem to be the case.
There are all sorts of homeschooling groups that offer opportunities for social interaction. Religious (not just Christian, Jewish too), not religious, don’t even think about talking about religion, relaxed, structured, and the list goes on.