Based on my experience and my impressions to date where do I stand on local educational issues?
Budget – We need to assure we are using our funds to best advantage before asking for more.
Common Core – A good idea that is poorly planned and implemented
High Stakes Testing – Worthless. Not predictive of any performance and a waste of money that could and should be going to the classroom.
Local Control of Schools – The people should make decisions and not outside interests
Vocational Schools – Needs more focus. Not everyone is suited to nor interested in going to a four (4) year college. For those who have a love for automotive, construction, culinary and other skills needed in everyday life helping them prepare increases their earnings while giving them a sense of success and satisfaction.
Charter Schools – Parents should have choice. Taxes paid should include choice.
Communication with the public – Board members need to find better ways to reach out to parents not only to keep them informed but to seek guidance for key challenges
Please take a few moments and share your views with me.