School choice is no choice if all schools become the same

Feb 1, 2015 by

alice-linahan

1.28.15 – PODCAST – ALICE LINAHAN’S WOMEN ON THE WALL COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

 

Alice Linahan, Karen Bracken, and Donna Garner discuss:

 

  • “School choice is no choice if all schools become the same.” 
  • The problems with the Student Success Act/NCLB reauthorization in Congress
  • Funds sent by the American Library Association to Highland Park ISD to support perverted literature
  • Political appointees who support harmful sex education curriculum and/or Common Core indoctrination
  • The necessity for schools to provide equal opportunities for all students but not to guarantee equal outcomes – the importance of individual responsibility and a solid work ethic

 

LINK TO 1.28.15 PODCAST:  https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/school-choice-has-become-no-choice-reauthorization-of-esea

 

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1.28.15 – “Questions Raised About Lobbyist Daughter of Texas House Ed. Chair, Jimmie Don Aycock” – by Sarah Rumpf – Breitbart Texashttp://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/01/28/questions-raised-about-lobbyist-daughter-of-texas-house-education-chair/

 

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PODCAST — 1.21.15 – ALICE LINAHAN WOMEN ON THE WALL

 

WILL AN “EDUCATION OF EQUITY” SAVE CHILDREN OF THE “‘WORKING POOR?”

Guests Dr. Peg Luksik, Meg Bakich, and Cynthia Grubb

 

Part 1: https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/the-working-poor-will-an-education-of-equity-save-this-child-dr-peg-luksik_meg_bakich

 

 

Part 2:  https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/highland-park-isd-the-working-poor-dr-peg-luksik-with-texas-mom-meg-bakech

 

 

Part 3:  https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/will-an-education-of-equity-help-the-children-of-highland_park_isd-dr-luksik-and-meg-bakich

 

 

Donna Garner

Wgarner1@hot.rr.com

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    Bruce Hayes

    Historically, public education was organized into local areas or districts. Each district had a publicly elected board who hired the superintendent who hired the principals to run the schools. This essentially kept the people in control of the education process. The state provided general oversight. In a nutshell, that was the loop. It was a great success formula.

    Unfortunately we have put more power in the hands of unelected individuals to run pubic education. There is now a collective idea that what is “public” must be done at the national level. Teachers, principals, and superintendents are – in some shape or form – having to comply with mandates originating from the feds. Any objective student of the constitution should be able to easily decide for his or herself whether that approach is constitutional. The success formula has been changed.

    One of the arguments is that we “need standardization” to compare schools. That’s like saying all the private companies in the country need to be standardized to compare companies. I wonder how long it will take the rank and file citizen to realize that federal mandates toward conformity in education amount to a form of tyranny.

    Until the day we see that we need freedom, innovation, and true local control in the classroom, we will be getting no real results.

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