Sunday, April 7, 2013

Take Action Today!

Our friend Cathy Fuentes-Rowher at Indiana Coalition for Public Education--Monroe County and South Central Indiana has an important blog post. Read it...and take action now.

Are You Part of the Solution?
"The Indiana senate is about to have the second reading of House Bill 1003 which, depending on the amendments accepted or rejected, stands to drain millions of dollars from our public education budget. It will take those dollars and hand them directly over to private schools with no 'accountability' at all. We don't know what those children are learning. Or IF they are learning. They don't have to accept any child that they don't feel is the right 'fit'. They also don't have to keep any child who is difficult to educate....

"...Meanwhile, our public schools are a pressure-cooker of 'accountability.' Show me the DATA! Prove that you are not 'failing' with numbers and tests and tests to number those tests. Teachers are under a microscope to perform or lose their "effective" status, job, pay, etc. Kids have to compete with one another, schools against each other in this great race to keep from failing."

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