Here we go again, more articles about our broken education system.
One recent Olympia article states that reducing education funds will be costly later. The writer’s concern about our ability to compete in the international market if we don’t spend more money on education is misplaced. I think most of us are wondering what happened to all the money we have been giving.
Teachers, state officials along with the union have been promising that if we would only give them a little more money they can fix all the issues plaguing the school system.
Personally I have yet to see an improvement and from the letters to the Olympian’s opinion blog a lot of people would agree with me.
The education issue is not about more money. It is about using existing funds to improve an obviously broken system in Washington state.
The old adage about don’t fix what is not broken doesn’t fit here. It is obviously broken. Is there anyone in Washington state who will stand up and say we need to find a different way to educate our students?
I still stand by my position that using the European method of separating students by their natural talents in high school is the way to improve the education system.
Concentrate on what the student brings to the table, vocational or high education, not force the system on them makes sense to me. Maybe it would even improve drop out percentages if we engage them in their own interests.