Today, I was told some news about how state education works. Our son is in kindergarten. If it were possible, we'd surely send him to a private school, but at this time, we can't.
Fortunately, as far as public schools go, he does attend the best grade school in the state...and it's noticeable. They really do put a lot of effort into educating the kids.It doesn't change my view (in the least bit) that the whole thing should be privatized. We just happen to be geographically lucky I guess.
Anyway, today we found out that, because his school is so far ahead of others in the state, they have to *pull back* the curriculum. In other words, they have to slow down & teach the kids less. As would be expected, parents around here are upset, but it's to no avail. Supposedly, if the school wants the federal cheese, they have to comply.
And yet, the cries never cease on how "we" have to "invest" more in education.
The whole thing is an absolute joke.
The Internet and Virtual Education cannot replace this monstrosity soon enough.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Government Education: No Child Allowed to Advance Too Much
An EPJ reader emails: