"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 7 November 2014

Sorry ,I Can't Help

Yesterday a  comment reflected  serious discontent with school politics.

No indication  of course of which school .

The blog cannot be used that way.

I do not challenge the circumstance.

 I've   heard it often enough to recognize validity.

For years, I've known dedicated, highly skilled teachers,completely frustrated within the system.

Nothing I read or hear convinces  the community in general, is well served by the education system.

But this  blog cannot be the medium for change.

My experience is far from adequate.

I could do more harm than good.


Anonymous said...

I think that people have a right to comment on the quality of education their children receive, and this is often directly the result of the quality of the teachers and principals, and Boards of Education.

Until and unless it is possible to grade those who teach our children there is no incentive to improve. Actually the incentive is to continue on a downward roll.

In several countries and in several American states teachers are graded, have been for some years, and the improvement in school kids is incredible.

I don't find this statement something that you cannot print and inappropriate for your blog. It is about as general as this subject can get.

Anonymous said...

All we need to know is that public schools are being forced to try & raise funds to purchase their basic supplies. And that the schools from affluent neighbourhoods do really well at it. The less fortunate schools within the Region obviously have a more difficult task. The educational field is not a level one.