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At least Julie Olson takes a definite stand.
Posted on October 22, 2012 at 6:47 PM in 17th Legislative District | RSS feed
Interesting. Monica admits that charter schools are a effective alternative to regular public schools, but doesn’t want them in Washington. Maybe she’s afraid of what her fellow teachers would say to her if she came out in favor of 1240.
The intent of Charter schools is to weaken the Teachers unions… Good! But I still don’t like them if they are simply cover for parochialism (religious separatism) and elitism. America honors the myth of equality but the only places that is really true is in public schools and the military. My first choice would be to Walker the Teachers unions.
Martin, what you say you do not want is what I see going on in Public Schools today, but in reverse. They are indoctrination centers for liberalism in too many cases as well as preaching the religion of secularism. Clark College, for one, has a strong racial bias within the faculty where minorities can do little wrong and at times are even promoted over others.
I would prefer schools get back to teaching the three R’s, true history of our country and the greatness we could project while leaving the politics and religion to parents.
If Charter Schools will restore some of that, I’m all for them. Anything to break the cycle of indoctrination dumbing down American kids today.
“The religion of secularism”??? – We as a country can never be too secular.
“Cycle of indoctrination”??? – What do you call church? Public education counter-balances the brainwashing. Let the kids decide for themselves when they are adults.
“Dumbing down American kids today”??? – Lew, not to be insulting, but do you want to come over to my house and have a 3Rs competition with my publicly educated son?
My problems with public education have nothing to do with what they are taught and everything to do with being manipulated by public employees.
Martin, no one is compelled to attend Church.
It isn’t about me and your son, but the population in general. Your son has a benefit many others do not, a very intelligent father who I am sure involved himself in his education, as more parents should.
But how many kids have you seen unable to make change for a dollar without a calculator or the register telling them how much?
How many can structure a sentence or even spell correctly, especially without spell check?
How many will jump up and tell you how wonderful Obama is, but go blank if you ask them about Benghazi?
That is what I am talking about.
Lew, as a child I was compelled to attend Church, and so were my childhood friends. You must have had very liberal parents if you were not.
My wife, a nurse, who has visited and lived in dozens of countries, including Sudan, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, couldn’t tell you about Benghazi. She also uses spell-check and a calculator – as do you, I bet. (I do.)
I know you haven’t made the comparison to education in China, and I hope you don’t because America doesn’t need the 3Rs that badly. Our public schools do an excellent job of creating “liberal” (in the educated sense of the word) people.
Martin, your parents may have compelled you to attend Church, but the state never has. The state does compel school attendance, mostly for public schools or what your parents can afford.
The point on Benghazi was the lack of knowledge on what recently happened there.
My parents were conservative Democrats.
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