School Vouchers, The TruthPosted by Alfredo Fernandez at 5/28/2015 10:30:00 AMSchool vouchers , for hard working public education teachers this has become a job threat. In general, most teachers fear voucher programs because they are taking students out of their class rooms. Thus putting more teachers on the bubble to achieve high scoresor face the consequences. The voucher was intended to help poor families who want to send their children to a better school because the school near them is low performing and our political system deems it necessary to intervene by making rash judgements that the school system is a fault. Parents ahould have a choice but in reality most parents who have recieved vouchers to move their children to a better school wind up bringing their child back with in a year or two because the vouchers don't cover everything or their child has special needs that the other school does not have. Instead of helping school districts, this issue has become a polictial pawn in state government with politicians getting involved in issues where their own children do not attend public schools.I believe instead of having a low performing school, lets make that school better by training the teachers and bringing in resoursesthat would help the students and teachers. Fix the problem, that is the logical thing to do. As a teacher, I must say parents must be part of the solution, if parents do not get involved with home work, encouraging their child to read, and practicing multiplication with their son or daughter, the student/child will struggle. You can not depend on just class room time to achieve greatness.
Year long school, what do you think? I believe it will eventually be in the best interest of all our children to attend school year round. The school day must be modified also. an example , 8:00am till 11:00am break return to school from 1pm till 5pm.Posted by Alfredo Fernandez at 5/20/2012 4:00:00 PM
Year long school, what do you think? It is a possibility and places in the United States have had great success with it.