05-05-2009, 08:13 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Originally Posted by Reba
First of all, since when is it the duty of the President to propose anything about our public schools? Please show me in the Constitution where this is one of his duties.
One size does not fit all when it comes to schools.
How many hours per day, days per year did Obama attend school?
How many hours per day, days per year did our NASA scientists, computer hardware and software designers, entrepreneurs, inventors, etc., attend school prior to the 70's?
If the quantity of school time increases, is that a guarantee that the quality of schools will improve? Or will it just be more hours of the same-old, same-old? Will the kids be alert late into the afternoon?
I guess he doesn't have enough to keep him busy as President, so he's decided to get involved with schools.
Yes, the government would love to have more hours of influence over our precious children.
I thought our economy and universal health care were his hot-list priorities; oh, and that pesky war over there.
Maybe he should be Secretary of Education instead of President and Commander in Chief?
Specifically, how would longer hours and more days resolve those problems?
How will longer hours at school develop a love for reading in the Wii generation?
What exactly happened to the curriculum, and what would be done to "rebuild" it?
The stimulus money will provide the increase in pay for how long?
For how long?
I thought they couldn't read and use a map. How will newer technologies resolve those problems? How did students manage to read and use maps in the past before technology was available?
Are we sure that adding a couple months of school will do all that?
Do we know how much it will cost to pay teachers, administration, and maintenance staff for those extra weeks? How much will it cost to air condition the schools thru the summer? How much will it cost to heat and AC the schools during longer school days? How dark will it be when kids go to school and come home? Will teachers experience burn out? When will teachers have time to get their advanced degrees? If high school students can't get summer jobs to pay for their college, what will they do? Will this plan be mandatory or will each school board decide whether or not to adopt it?
The Federal Government doesn't have anything to do with the public school system? Someone better tell them that.
So, improved education is only worthwhile if it doesn't cost anything? Nice priorities.