Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Les Rosan: The Dismantling Of Traditional Public Education « Virtual School Meanderings

Les Rosan: The Dismantling Of Traditional Public Education « Virtual School Meanderings:

 "“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed” – Joseph Stalin

It seems that locally controlled public education is fast becoming a relic as charter and cyber schools drain the very lifeblood from traditional public education. This attack continues unabated and it may be generations before the negative impact on our society is fully understood. In Michigan the focus of the rage appears directed most pointedly at any education association and the professional staff they represent. One only need examine the glut of recent legislation to surmise that the primary objective is not to improve education but is instead designed to inflict as much damage as possible on association membership. If the present course continues, traditional public education may cease to exist and an increasing number people who may have made fantastic educators might never choose to enter the field at all. Who could blame them?"
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