By voting along the Democratic party line, those who wanted Lovely Warren to be mayor of Rochester also voted to re-elect the School Board Commissioner incumbents.
These are the same elected leaders who have supported every failing initiative of every Superintendent hired for four and more years adding up to decades of failure for our children.
Now these elected educational leaders are supporting yet another failing plan proposed by Superintendent Vargas, college managed schools.
A report from City News columnist Christine Fien states, “Most board members complimented Vargas for introducing the proposals, which include ideas they said they’ve been discussing for several years. Board vice president Van White seemed especially enthusiastic about the college management proposal.”
In her article Ms. Fien reports that Superintendent Vargas said, “Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association, supports the idea, at least conceptually.”
For the untrained eye it is difficult to see the danger in allowing colleges to manage the system of education for city schools.
However, when recognizing that community and state colleges have a budget to maintain and student enrollment is the best way to meet budgetary demands, allowing the education of children to be managed by the business of education is in direct opposition to the true intent of education, to produce knowledgeable citizens, while giving in to the corporate agenda which is to prepare our children for their workforce.
We must remove the blinders from our eyes and demand that the focus of education be on the gifts and talents of all children.
We must demand that passion be brought back to the classroom through an engaging and enriching educational environment that allows the teacher to be the leader in the classroom, providing the individual instruction necessary for the educational success of every student.
We must properly educate ourselves so that we are no longer ignorant to their deceptive practices in order to provide our children with a proper education whose standard is excellence based on the best of human qualities, love, kindness, care, and compassion for one another.
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