Federal education officials are not your child's parent.
@worfLike it or not, federal education officials would do a better
parenting job than most parents out there.
@Brave Sir Robin:The sames feds that put our country into a debt
equal to $100,000 for every second of seven years?The same feds
which sent many of our jobs overseas with free trade agreements.The
same feds which over test and assess our children. If testing and assessing
really worked, we would have a country of geniuses.--Instead we have rising
poverty.No wonder parents are struggling.How's that
Head Start Program working out? Has it decreased poverty?
@worf (from Texas) - "It isn’t just technology, and it
isn’t just software. You’ve got to invest in your people," she
said. "If you’re not going to provide the training and the support for
the teachers AND the parents..."No one thinks a federal official
is a replacement for a parent. And knee-jerk comments about every story with the
words "federal official" in them serve no purpose. A federal official
saying tech will help educate kids - something for which Utah is already being
recognized - is like saying the sky is blue.
@Owen:* Perhaps knee-jerk comments will promote more public
awareness.* More than enough money has been invested for education. Just
need wiser management of it.