Fri. Feb 3rd, 2023

In continuing my research on this subject, I keep running on things that simply blow me away. The politics of Education is totally mind boggling, the whereas’, and where to, and albeit “My fellow Americans” appear to be nothing more than smoke screens. Parents are upset because they view their children as not getting the education they need, schools are pointing the finger at the issues at home, local schools are saying they are under funded and point to the State board of Education, the State Board in turn says the Feds are not funding them properly, and yet set unreasonable expectations on them to get proper funding. The Feds are saying that unless you meet these standards you will be put at risk of losing the funding you already have.

Teacher organizations in particular are now more bent towards political activism that educational activism. They stipulate that in accordance with the law (9th Circuit Court of Appeals 2005 case, Fields vs. Palmdale School District) which stated that fundamental parental rights to control the upbringing of their children do not extend beyond the threshold of the school door, and the public school has the right to provide it’s students with whatever information it wishes to provide, sexual or otherwise. In effect that is telling a parent “You have nothing to say about whatever we choose to teach your children.” Now how does that comply with the “Parental Involvement” that these organizations say they want to promote.

Now, who do you think the overall looser is in this equation?

Would it be the Feds? NO..NO..NO!,

would it be the State Board of Education?, NO..NO..NO!,

would it be the School Districts, NO..NO..NO!,

would it be the NEA? NO..NO..NO!,

Pop Quiz,

Who’s left?

I think you can guess the answer.

Yes indeed dear parent, it our children that pay the price. For all the ballyhoo that the government entities have raised since the signing of the NCLB, Public law 107-110 on January 8, 2002 the only thing that has been real is the erosion of the Educational system that had served this country for a long time.

I am not saying that modern day education is not capable of educating our children, quite the contrary. There are educators that are truly invested in teaching our children, thank God for them, and then there are the politicians who say they are educators that are very detrimental to the cause of education. I cannot speak for the masses of parents and educators who would rather have a well rounded education for their children and a school system that does not bleed their pockets dry to earn the coveted title of being able to teach a test.

This is where the parent comes in. Irregardless of what your school district says, it is you that has the responsibility to see that your child is educated. If you don’t believe that let your child stay at home a few days and don’t call the school, see who shows up at your door wanting you to show up in front of a judge with a viable explanation. You see, when your child is not in a public school, the school is not paid for them, so what does that tell you. The school system wants to be paid for what in my opinion is not fulfilling their job. Now, will your employer pay you for not doing your job?

By rahul