» Kids Win: Colorado School Board Sets Students and Families Free with Voucher Program – Big Government
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YES! There are still some intelligent men and women in politics in this country. They won’t be found in Washington because except for a very small handful of newly elected Congress men in 2010 there simply isn’t a brain left in our federal government. If we are to save ourselves and our nation and our very way of life it will have to be at the grass roots. That is, if we have the time to do this. ( I heard on FOXNEWS this morning that Obama is planning to share our nuclear missile technology with Russia.)
We have turned our children over to what this School Board member in the video calls ‘special interests groups” but I am not so charitable because I call the leaders of our schools who are allowing the brain washing and dumbing down of education evil criminals. After viewing the first videos please make sure to see the last one where the School Board is actually threatened by a union backed newly form group of “mother, fathers, sisters, brothers, neighbors.” only concerned with the good of the children and absolutely nothing to do with union dues or tenure of incompetents. BB
by Kyle Olson
It’s not every day you will see a governmental body, in this case a school board, create competition for itself. But that’s precisely what the Douglas County, Colorado school board did.
It created a unique, if not unprecedented, voucher program, allowing tax dollars to follow Douglas County students to the school of their choice.
Every single school system in America should adopt this model. Sadly, parents who need school choice the most tend to live in troubled urban school districts that fight to keep children trapped within geographic boundaries.
But in Douglas County, leaders understand students have a right to the education of their choice, even if it is not within the public system.
John Carson, president of the school board, said recently at a National School Choice Week event celebrating the move: “We all realize that we’ve made two big mistakes in public education. There’s no choice – or limited choice – there’s not enough competition, and we’ve ceded so much of our children’s education to special interest groups. And that needs to end.”
Bravo. If only we had more governmental leaders like Carson, just imagine the improved impression that Americans would have of public education today.
See EAGtv’s coverage of the program here.
Dr. Elizabeth Carson, the district superintendentm said, “We know when we match students to opportunities to learn that are most appropriate for their strengths and interests, we know that they’re going to be more successful.
“ And when we try to do this sort of batch processing model where we take all of these children according to their date of birth and put them through a process – a one-size-fits-all process – we know there are going to be fewer successes. We want to make sure that parents have the ultimate choice in making sure that their child is matched with their learning environment.”
Parents and community leaders should demand that every single school district follow in the footsteps of Douglas County and be willing to let kids off the assembly line so they can find the school that best fits their needs.
The changes didn’t come easy and there is a big fight ahead to change teachers pay to excellence based and get rid of the dead wood tenured unionist baloney. BB
- 1:06Added to queue Voucher opponent: Table vote or we’ll “make our…by Whosaidyousaidtv40 views (Note: this is a union backed group. Make note of the threat! of “finding other ways” to have their voices heard. I think the entire nation got a good look at these “other ways” in Wisconsin didn’t we? BB)
If you want to see more of what went on with the School Board’s decision to make parents responsible for and in charge of their children’s education check out the other videos. BB