With John B King in charge of Federal education policy no one should be surprised by the latest “bullying” from the Department of Education.
Our federal government has threatened to withhold education dollars collected from American citizens because those American citizens don’t want their children to be subjected to unnecessary tests.
Our federal government has taken it upon itself to tell the people what they must have instead of listening to what the people want.
This may very well be because the people are willing to negotiate and comply with the government on issues of education instead of insisting that the entire system be changed to reflect a more positive and healthy attitude toward education and educating children in America.
Though all would agree that every child is gifted and talented few are willing to change the current system of education to support that belief. We instead hold onto a deficient, discriminatory system of education that considers our children’s disabilities more important than their abilities.
We concentrate on common core testing when it is the testing our children undergo to have them classified as learning disabled so that they can be placed on a track of failure that will run throughout their entire educational career, never being made aware of how wonderfully gifted and talented they are.
As Americans we freely accept the fact that some children in America receive an excellent education while others fail to receive even an adequate education.
We fight for the right to “Opt Out” of standardized tests while we remain ensconced in a system of education that is discriminatory, segregationist, and dehumanizing.
We must “Opt Out” of the current system of education all together.
We must, for the sake of all children, fight to change the direction of the current system of education.
We must, insist that every child in America receive a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens of these United States.
We must take back our government.
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