Saturday, February 12, 2011

Adult priorities create dropout factories - Education Action Group Foundation

Spreading the word that "kids aren't cars".  EAG is headquartered in Michigan.

Education Action Group Foundation believes the one-size-fits-all, assembly line public school system requires serious reform.
  • Put the needs of students first.  What do students need in order to be successful?  A quality teacher in every classroom.  Up-to-date teaching methods and supplies.  "Quality-blind" layoff rules are an insult to effective teachers.
  • Put the needs of adults second.  During contract time, the fight is invariably about pay, benefits and retirement, not “what policies need to change in order to increase student achievement.”
  • Empower parents to choose the school option that best meets the needs of their children.
  • State governments should enact reforms to give schools more control over their budgets and personnel decisions.
Found this at Joanne Jacobs

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