School 'reform' really about privatization
Education an investment, not an expense, says author.
COTTAGE GROVE, WI, September 14, 2011: Demonizing teachers and unions is not a productive way to effect change in the education system, Jeff Simpson writes to Madison.com. Simpson suggests that reform measures that do not address socio-economic challenges are destined to fail.
"Now that school has resumed, it is time for a summer refresher course. While many people were enjoying their summer vacation, the governor's 'budget repair' bill went into effect, which means that everyone who works in Wisconsin schools took an approximate 12 percent pay cut and that money to public education was slashed to the tune of $1.6 billion.
In the Monona Grove School District, that means we will get approximately $1.2 million less in state funds. These drastic cuts directly affect the quality of education our children are getting..."
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Posted: September 21, 2011
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