Folks, I will undoubtably take heat for what I am going to say, but that has not stopped me before, nor will it curb me in the future when something I care about is at stake or under attack.
We can respectfully agree to disagree about politics but we cannot ignore them because they drive every state and federal education law, rule and policy.
The U.S. Senate version of the ESEA being touted as the All Students Achieve Act of 2015 is a train-wreck. It has no accountability and it will destroy public education for millions of students and especially those economically disadvantaged, at risk and with disability.
Read these famous words once said by President John Adams and then ask yourself how truly public education can be under local control and not overseen at the federal level. Ask yourself if you believe our children are properties of our local communities or America’s children.
“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.”
John Adams, President 1785