I've had volunteers in my 7th grade classroom before. They usually are
overwhelmed by the amount of work and stress they encounter. Part of that is
probably my fault for not preparing them for what they are about to see but I
barely have time to prepare my own lesson plans let alone teach the volunteers
how to work with the kids. It usually ends up being more work for me as I not
only have to worry about my students but now I have to worry about unprepared
adults in my classroom.These initiatives are feel good projects that
don't really help at all. I'm sorry to say that but it is the truth.
If we want to make a difference, have the businesses donate money to lower the
class sizes and get prepared teachers in the classroom instead of adults wanting
to feel good about themselves for an hour or two.
Just another way for the good people of Utah to avoid the responsibility of
educating their children. Since when was abdication of responsibility a
The best way to get real involvement in the schools is by dividing up these
mammoth, regional school districts into community-sized districts and getting
government OUT of the business of directing education.If the schools
truly belong to the local community, they will support and help them and their
children succeed. If the schools belong to some big bureaucracy, that is
controlled by the government, the people say let the educrats and politicians
deal with it. Whereupon they sit back and complain that Johnny isn't
learning while badmouthing the teacher and principal.Community-sized
districts, with less "teacher trainers," would also tend to limit the
influence of non-teaching, progressivist educrats on the actual teachers.
Down with this plan, we already have business ruining the eduction of our
children in primary and secondary and colleges and its why education is a
failure to success. Force more young workers into 20 years of debt and increase
the level of illiterates coming out of colleges.Get business out of
our schools and put real professors and educators of math, science, language
skills back in the colleges. This plan has been ongoing for so many decades that
students don't get a diverse course of study to work many jobs. College
degrees have run their course and have become an albatross & financial
embarrassment to government and those wanting more than job training skills to
work POS (point of sales) cashiers jobs.Its foolish for the governor
to think that more business destroying education is going to help the economy
and economic growth. We already have enough educated people unemployed and
working 2 jobs to repay a fools debt in education costs.He is right
about one thing, education is a tool but does not create jobs or prosperity.
This lie has indentured more people than the economy can tolerate and its
killing economic growth with too much debt.