Comments on: It’s time for the candidates to offer a strong education strategy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/13/its-time-for-the-candidates-to-offer-a-strong-education-strategy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: lottakrap http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/09/13/its-time-for-the-candidates-to-offer-a-strong-education-strategy/#comment-60071 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 01:32:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14028#comment-60071 Education doesn’t need to be “reformed”! It needs to be supported. There will always be bad teachers, some good teachers, and mostly average teachers. just like any other profession. The performance rating of teachers and so called other reforms are nothing more than the right-wing attacks on labor unions.
The very powerful and rich right wing would like everyone to believe the problems in society reside everywhere but with them and there relentless pursuit of more power.

Schools are starved for funds leading to larger class sizes, evermore dilapidated school buildings, decreased salaries and benefits for teachers.

I left the profession many years ago, but whenever I considered returning, I saw nothing but a road paved with frustration. I know many others left and never returned for the same reason. Let’s stop blaming the schools and the teachers for the malaise this country is in.
Until the issues of wealth inequality and income inequality
are addressed, nothing else will make any difference.
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