Summer is nearly at an end and schools across this nation will open under the same unsuccessful system of education that has failed to properly educate our children.
Education advocates will pick up the banner of righteousness and march against a system of education they object to but are unable to change.
A letter writing campaign has been started by Carol Burris and the Network for Public Education to take action against John B King for “implementing the accountability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act.” The goal is sixteen hundred letters, currently they have received twelve hundred.
Mark Garrison posted this information about school receivership.
“In April 2015, Subpart E of Part EE of Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2015 created a new section of State Education Law (§211-f) pertaining to School Receivership.
•In July 2015 State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia Identified 144 public schools to begin implementation of school receivership in New York State.
•Under the receivership law, a school receiver is granted new authority to “turn around” “struggling” schools.
•Receivers are appointed, not elected. They must be approved by the Commissioner.
•Receivers have broad powers that override the authority of students, teachers, parents, principals, and elected school boards. Receivers can also abolish positions.
•In the Buffalo Public School system, the superintendent, Kriner Cash, is the receiver. Among other things, he can involuntarily transfer any teacher any time and change the length of the school day or school year. He can also fire the entire staff, without cause, at a receivership school, change the curriculum and programs, or convert the school to a private charter school.”
Education is a multi-billion dollar industry that feeds another multi-billion dollar industry, incarceration.
Our federal and state governments mis-educate and then incarcerate our children in order to sustain the profits of the “hedgehogs”.
Every child in America deserves a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential, free and public education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens who know and understand that loving people is more important than making money.
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