It’s amazing how much wisdom a local teachers’ union president can pack into one short newsletter article. Here are a few quotes from the March 28 newsletter of the Federal Way Education Association (by union president Shannon Rasmussen) to make you think profound thoughts:
“Instead of ‘No Child Left Behind’, which focuses only on improvement on tests and heavy-handed sanctions, our school system should be interested in seeing that every child have [sic] an opportunity to excel – at something valuable.”
I guess grammar isn’t on the list of valuables.
“It is our job to educate our public.”
“Federal Way should create a school system that we are able to stand behind and defend to the parents of our children.”
“Our parents want their children to have the same kind of education that kids get in private schools.”
I sense a lot of biological confusion. But why not let all your surrogate parents send your/their kids to private schools, if that’s what your public wants?
“The best part of investing in the school system kids truly deserve is that the very programs we are finding it necessary to eliminate while playing the game are the ones shown to actually improve the very test scores we know don’t accurately indicate our children’s potential.”
YAY!! Er. Wait. Huh?
These are the people who control public schools. Think about that.