vrijdag, juni 24, 2005

Open Letter to the Kansas School Board

So what are you gonna do about the whole Kansas evolution/creationism quagmire? I don't know bobby.henderson@gmail.com, but my hat's off to him. Given the state of the argument, I think he came up with the only reasonable solution. Please read and support his open letter to the Kansas School Board.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jim from Canada said...

As I understand from your previous posts, public education is very underfunded in Kansas. I get the impression this generally true across the USA. I have a cousin, who taught in Michigan but moved elsewhere after years of buying paper, pens and other basic supplies for her students, due to the underfunding there.
Every time there is to be an increase in funding, it must specifically be approved in a vote by the public. I think that is unnecessary. If the public feels the school trustees are spending irresponsibly, they can replace them in the next election. The current process amounts to micromanagement and (sadly) inferior public education in the wealthiest nation of the world. I'm sure you must notice that the USA is never among the top few countries when the results of the standardized tests are released.

10:30 p.m.  
Blogger John said...

Sadly, there are many here in the USA who believe teachers are overpaid and underworked. How untrue!

My mom is a school teacher. She routinely doles out hundreds of dollars of her own money every year to buy supplies for her classroom. Public school teachers here deal with large classrooms of students of varying socio-economic backgrounds, parental ovesight, etc. The administration of the schools are often at odds with the teachers.

And to top it all off, Bush thinks he knows the best legislation to run our schools...No Child Left Behind Act. BAH! From what I hear, it doesn't work. It's underfunded for what Bush wants to do.

And if that wasn't bad enough, the religious right wants to weigh in with their quackery. It seems that the religious right is doing their best to sabotage the public education system.

5:00 a.m.  

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