“We will continue to encourage and empower community members to advocate for their children, by opting out of the state tests and focusing on the local level as the expansion of standardized computer learning and testing threatens the whole-child education our children deserve. Parents need to ask their school districts why money and resources are being spent on computerized learning and testing and what research these practices are based in.” NYSAPE
NYSAPE should begin to encourage parents and community members to advocate for their children by demanding the system of education be changed from punitive to positive by concentrating on a child’s gifts and talents instead of their disabilities.
When parents ask their school districts why money and resources are being spent on computerized learning and testing they will learn that “hedgehogs” are financially supporting districts who do so by providing them with free computers and software. SEA’s and LEA’s who invest in CIT and STEM programs receive grant funding from the federal government, which also helps to shore up their enormous budgets that support hundred thousand dollar salaries, benefits, and perks for administrators and superintendents who have little to no contact with the children they are paid to educate while overseeing failing schools and districts.
Education is a huge money maker that supports the financial success of adults and the educational failure of children.
American citizens should ask why more federal and state education dollars are spent supporting post secondary higher education instead of providing every elementary and secondary student an excellent, developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents they possess.
There seems to be more concern about saving public education than saving the children that are being herded into the slavery of an economic system of government that relies on the social programs educational failure secure to support the profits of the “hedgehogs” used by “corpoliticos” to insure, for decades to come, the ignorance of the American public that allows their system to remain in place.
Children deserve more from us.
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