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Forum Post: Public Schools are failing our children-let's fix it!

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 18, 2012, 6:18 p.m. EST by DieNachthexen (103) from New York, NY
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I believe we have to take matters to the next level when those elected to represent us choose not to. In NYC, elected schools board positions are seen merely as a springboard to political office; children are peripheral.

Want to fix public schools? This is how:

  1. Organize like minded parents. Present a list of demands to your school district.
  2. Home schooling is the right of every parent in NY-tell the local school district you are going to home school your children if/when they tell you they can't meet your requests.
  3. Children have the right to use public school facilities (eg the library, sports facilities, etc) Advise the school district you plan on using their facilities.
  4. PROFIT!!!

School districts receive local, state and federal funds based upon the number of children in daily attendance. If those numbers drop, so do the funds.

If even 33% of the parents did this in any given school district in NYC, its guaranteed there would be results, and fast. Urban public schools, by their own admission, are producing graduates woefully ill-equipped to enter the current job market and/or succeed at a university. Schools need to support students, not vice-versa.

Parents have the power, they just need to use it. What do you think?

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