Since you are capable of posting messages here, UCanSeeClearlyNow, why don't you just tell us what is on your mind, instead of whining and blaming The Independent.
So when is the Independent going to run an article from those who did not think Amendment 66 was a good idea?
Outspent 10-1 they were still able to make their point to the voters - yet they get no voice here?
Let's back up for a moment, TejonTech. The subject is how to improve public schools.
You wrote, "...educate parents how to parent, how to offer a stable and healthy family system." Your proposed solution would entail hiring more teachers, social workers, and administrators; raising taxes to fund the effort; worst of all, empowering the government to define for private citizens what makes for a "stable and healthy family system." Perhaps the most absurd aspect of your solution is that it will take parents who often must work two jobs to make ends meet away from their children so they can be lectured on how they ought to spend more time with their children.
I wrote that raising the minimum wage would be a much simpler solution to the problem of giving parents more quality time to spend with their children, but you object that some shadowy person, or force, or entity whom you never identify "never intended" for minimum wage jobs to support families.
Mr K...those jobs that pay minimum wage were never intended to be jobs that would support a family...that is why good parents and teachers tell you to get an education so you will have skills for which companies are willing to pay top dollar. If you have a minimum wage job it is probably because you diffed off instead of doing homework, did drugs instead of reading good books...and now want everyone to cover the cost of your misbehavior...sorry, survival of the fitness has kicked in...
Raising the minimum wage would be a much more practical solution for working families struggling with poverty.
The only thing that will fix our schools is to transfer the high salaries from administration to teachers...
Then to close our borders so we are teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic instead of English.
Then to educate parents how to parent, how to offer a stable and healthy family system...and require they get an education themselves instead of complaining that they can't raise their families on the wage they make as unskilled and uneducated people.
These figures are skewed. China only released test scores for students living in Shanghai. Their numbers do not reflect the entire country.
China #1 & USA ranked greater than 25th in the world in Educational test given to 15 year olds. I think we can do much better than this if we want to compete in the global market in jobs and such.
No Colorado school of trades? I'd like to seem them on this list, next year! www.schooloftrades.edu
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