[FR] [EN]Re: The End of Dreamcard?

Mark Swindell mdswindell at cruzio.com
Fri Mar 10 22:12:43 EST 2006


As someone who has long been involved in elementary education I can  
say that at our level, while decisions may be made to shuffle  
existing funds one direction or another, those "existing funds" are  
negligible.   The bank is broke.

Cutting the fat out happened long ago.  Then most of the meat went.   
It's now down to making the hard decision on which tendons and bones  
to keep, and even those that are saved are being whittled away,  
slowly but surely.

Most anything that looks from the outside like a well-funded program  
is based on door to door fund-raisers and parent donations, taxes by  
another name, collected by kids.  As a culture that respects and  
values education, ours pretty much... uh... sucks.  No Child Left  
Behind... right.

Mark


On Mar 10, 2006, at 3:16 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> I'd like to see the educational administrators get their priorities  
> together
> so that liberal arts programs aren't short-shrifted while business and
> science/technology programs explode. But in a sense, I suppose,  
> they, too,
> are just responding to demand.




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