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When Public Education Misses The Mark

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  1. dan says:

    Robert Dabney predicted in the 1860′s that due to a public school system withing 100
    years we would have welfare society. IN the 1960′s, one hundred years later, L B Johnson
    started the Great Society movement (welfare). Read more on public education and why it
    should never have started in the eauclairejournal.com

  2. Tina says:

    This article really hit home. My childs school was evacuated twice in less than one week because some stupid 14 year old who didn’t even go to the school called in a bomb threat. For two hours I had no idea where my child was. The school took its time informing parents. I was furious! My daughter is told she cannot have her cell phone in class because it is distracting. Well when she was evacuated she wasn’t even allowed to go to her locker to get her coat let alone her phone so I had no way of getting in touch with her. It was the scariest two hours of my life. All I could do was sit at work and watch Facebook. That is where the information was coming from. Parents who were able to get information were feeding it to the rest of us so we could at least know the kids were safe.

    The school failed in this case as well. Now everyday I count the minutes until my phone rings and I know she is home safe and sound. Hopefully the nightmares will go away.

    • Cindi says:

      Tina, I hate that this article hits home for you! This SHOULD NOT be happening in the day and age we are in, technologically! It is just completely unacceptable!
      Just like you said, they are not allowed to have cell phones in class- while I agree they are distracting, if the schools do not do something to better communicate with parents, we, as parents, and our children as well, are put in situations where we can’t win for losing.
      I’m at the point I am just not going to to accept this anymore. It’s already been a struggle for us, to continue on in the public education system, but our children LOVE going to school! While I am grateful for that, it also puts us in a quandry. Because we have such a large family there’s absolutely no way we can afford private school. We’ve looked into Charter Schools, but unfortunately, unlike Rich in this article: http://conservativedailynews.com/2011/06/charter-schools-a-first-impression/ We were not able to go that route. We found out the school we were looking at had ties with Islamic extremists! Wonderful! Can we so jumping out of the frying pan into the fire?!
      As we were driving back home the first time, my husband said to me, “We may have to just bite the bullet and pull them out and homeschool them.” I agreed with him!
      It is something we have prayed endlessly about and have not gotten the clear answer that yes, this is the time. Obviously, we are hitting our knees in prayer even more fervently now!
      A lot depends on how this plays out in the district office, as well as the school administration. While I was very pleased with the conversation with my principal, I’ve learned to not get my hopes up. I’m telling you, his phone call made ALL the difference in the world!
      Tina, thanks for sharing your experience. I hate that you’ve had to experience this, but at least we have this forum to vent. I’m determined that things are going to change,or I am going to take action- whether it’s going before the school board myself or simply pulling my kids out of the public school system once and for all!