The Times They Are A Changing

On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7 PM in the 3rd Floor Conference room of the Rochester City School District Central Office Building, Coalition for Justice in Education in conjunction with Writers & Books, will be presenting the third in a series of eight community discussions on “The Crisis in our Schools”.

The topic, Teacher Tenure: Good or Bad for Education?

There is a great deal of discussion concerning the process of educating our children with very little conversation about the children being educated.

Common Core, testing, evaluation, school failure, connected vs disconnected districts, how we compare with the world educationally, the role of the community, etcetera.

The most important issue in education today is, always has been and should be, our children.

When we look at the state of our country, it is clear that public education is not serving the purpose for which it was intended, to create a knowledgeable, concerned citizenry that takes an active role in their government so as to become an independent, self governing nation.

We have drifted far from that objective and are currently controlled by corporate moguls who have shifted the focus of education to concentrate on the funds necessary to maintain the profits they receive from controlling their intent for education, to provide a semi-skilled workforce for their low-paying jobs and service careers which they say will “grow the middle class”.

It is important to uncover the problems associated with the corporate model of education to see that the entire system is based on dollars with no sense.

Our children deserve a system of education that concentrates on discovering, developing and directing the gifts and talents of all children.

Childhood developmental research shows that children learn best when a developmentally appropriate, arts based, experiential, and engaging curriculum is delivered by a confident, gifted, talented, dedicated educator, in low ratio student/teacher classrooms and positive learning environments where interpersonal relationships are established between and among the entire school community.

It is incumbent upon all of us to change the system of education back to its original intent.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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