Saturday, January 30, 2016

Court rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education

Court rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education: DETROIT — In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation…

"This speaks volumes about our nation's public education system. --> A
2-1 decision reversed an earlier circuit court ruling that there is a
“broad compelling state interest in the provision of an education to all
children.” The appellate court said the state has no constitutional
requirement to ensure schoolchildren actually learn fundamental skills
such as reading — but rather is obligated only to establish and finance a
public education system, regardless of quality."   

Schools have become a gloried jobs programs for employees with little to no accountability that students are actually educated.  Google school report cards for New Hampshire, take a look at how the school in  your town is doing. . 

Cathy




Thursday, January 21, 2016

Does Common Core Make Children Conformist?

"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die" -- John Taylor Gatto.

Hat tip Lawrence Reed of Foundation For Economic Freedom.