Originally Posted by Aries1985
Money isn't the total issue, but it would go a long way to helping.
Teachers shouldn't have to spend so much out of pocket for bare essentials for the classroom; tissues & crayons for one thing. Good curriculum should be standard. The schools I grew up in were WAY better equipped than the schools I've been in here. I think it's sad that specials aren't already standards in the AZ schools I've been in.
So yes, I think the budget cuts are horrible because we need more money to improve what was already lacking and already needed more funding. Our low taxes are nice here, but not at the expense of our schools, imo.
ita with you. I just think that serious reform would have to happen BEFORE money would help.
I think people should be UP IN ARMS about the current state of our education.
all I ever hear about is "we need more money"
every parent i talk to about the schools here bring up needing more money.
i think more people need to be asking why administrators make over 140,000 dollars a year and teachers can barely pay the rent.
even napolitano said she wanted the districts to start moving monies from admin to classroom, voluntarily so that they do not have to start mandating it.
why not start calling and demanding mandates on that. to better utilize the money that exists.
why cant more parents get involved?
public school is not free daycare. if you choose to live in az, and you choose to utilize the public school system, then you need to choose to either get involved or share some of the responsibility of the problems.
the system is broken, so while its getting fixed, start working together to make it better.
we live in a country where schools went from being a privilege to being a right. i do not get it.