June 11, 2011 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
3 Responses to “Derby”
Humorous cartoon, but I continue to question whether money is the answer to our education problems. In how many elections is education a main issue? Most all of them. Education pundits are always seeking more money for more programs, and better salaries to keep better teachers. I am not opposed to paying our teachers well - they deserve it much more than our overpaid athletic coaches! But more money or new programs or the latest technology will not solve the problem. Why not try accountability - not only of teachers, but also of parents and students - and responsibility, and discipline, and some old-fashioned “reading, writing, and arithmetic?”
South Carolina is doing the right thing. The federal government has no business in education. RTTT and NCLB were both gosh awful educational policies that did nothing but place heavier burdens on teachers and, as the Atlanta crisis showed, encouraged cheating to get more cash from Sugar Daddy Government.
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