Does your community in CA need a charter school which can offer what’s best for your particular child? How can you effectively say ‘no more stalling the opening of schools? Start a school?
Look what’s coming per Gov. Newsom: Distance learning via Zoom with homework packets via e-mail looms for many CA public schools.
The unions for teachers put the needs of their members far, far ahead of the needs of the students. The teacher unions don’t think enough has been done to ensure the safety of all. Unions prefer to put off the start of school. But, what about the emotional health of the students?
How to start a charter school? You need a Concept, Mission, Governance, Budget, Location and Petition. Know that school boards are likely to view ‘the new kid on the block’ as taking money away from them. The teacher unions are powerful and have a lot of say in how school boards make decisions.
Maybe that 20 year old son, daughter or young relative does better to get a full job and go back with some work experience under their belt? Probably true for many.
What’s happening: According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s back to college for many older students over 24 and there’s lots of options! Lots of choices are out there! Roughly 40% of the 18 million students enrolled in 2 and 4 year colleges were over the age of 24 this spring. Many of these older students work full time, have families and are looking for flexible courses with online components.
According to Paglia, teachers at elite institutions are unable to see this decline in knowledge because their students often come from private schools and wealthy homes, which presumably still retain some elements of rigorous education.
The great majority of students, however, can be described in the following way:
“What has happened is these young people now getting to college have no sense of history – of any kind! No sense of history. No world geography. No sense of the violence and the barbarities of history. So, they think that the whole world has always been like this, a kind of nice, comfortable world where you can go to the store and get orange juice and milk, and you can turn on the water and the hot water comes out.
“They have no sense whatever of the destruction, of the great civilizations that rose and fell, and so on – and how arrogant people get when they’re in a comfortable civilization.
“They now have been taught to look around them to see defects in America – which is the freest country in the history of the world – and to feel that somehow America is the source of all evil in the universe, and it’s because they’ve never been exposed to the actual evil of the history of humanity. They know nothing!”
Learning how to think is more important than “facts” and correctly circling the right answer on a multiple choice test.