Vigilance Needed by Parents Over Children's Schools
By Donna Garner
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COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER:
An important basic principle to remember: Charter schools have no elected school boards. Without an elected board, there is no democratic process in place.
Obama, Bill Gates, Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education, and other private organizations are behind the attempt to move our nation's schools from the Type #1 philosophy of education (traditional) to Type #2 (digitized, social justice agenda).
CHART - TYPE #1 vs. TYPE #2 PHILOSOPHIES OF EDUCATION --
With millions of federal "carrot and stick" dollars to pressure states into compliance, the Common Core Standards Initiative (i.e., national standards, national curriculum, national tests, national evaluations of teachers based upon individual student's scores, and a nationally intrusive database) have taken over nearly all public schools' curriculum through digitizing learning, most of which is Type #2.
Now the push is on to drive states and communities toward charter schools where parents think their children can get a quality education. What parents may not understand is that once established in a charter school, these parents will have no elected school board members to whom to turn.
School choice is wonderful so long as there is an authentic choice. If everything is Common Core, then there is no school choice!
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