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"There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress." Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.” -Will Rogers (1879-1935)
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"Liberty must at all hazards be supported." -John Adams (1735-1826)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
School Closings ????
One wonders why the guys running the state board of education can’t understand just what they are or are not doing, depending on your point of view.
Why on earth would they close a school that shows marked improvement? Where is their head? The Statesman takes the view that they are closing ”buildings” as opposed to schools and completely ignoring the problem. It’s the teachers, the parents & students, the curriculum, the environment of the students or something else – it’s not the building.
There has to be a better way to approach this problem. There is a bill before the legislature this session that addresses this but is now stuck in committee.
This problem, unlike the perceived problems of voter ID and allowing guns in the workplace or on campus, needs more attention than it is getting.
This is the future staring us directly in the face.