In response to another post, asking what would you do if you were Secretary of Education:
If I were the Secretary of Education, I would take all the
money being spent on testing and use a good portion of it to hire
aids, reading specialists, nurses, librarians, and all the other
support staff needed to truly serve the needs of a school.
School boards would consist of teachers and parents.
Our education system would promote supporting a student’s strengths, instead of making
school a place of failure.
I would have industry work with ourschools to help train high school students for job readiness when
they leave school. I would fund higher education so people
graduating from college would not bestrapped with a great debt.
I would invite working education models like Finland to come and share
what works with us.
The NCLB and RTT would be disbanded.
I would sever all ties with Pearson.
There would be no Federal funding for
Charter or online schools.
I wish this could happen. I’m sick of
I can’t believe Obama is letting it go on and on.
Sincerely, Fed Up Fourth Grade Teacher