Invest in Children, Not Testing. It’s That Simple.
“The best schools keep their eye on the prize—the kids—not just whether they are pleasing higher civil authorities. They see the job of adults as one of nurturing intelligence and empathy, openness to the world, while cherishing their children’s uniqueness. They stay close to families, and see teachers and parents as allies not adversaries.” ~Deborah Meier
Decades of research has shown that solutions to education problems are not unknown or complicated, they just require a shift of priorities, and a willingness to put money into innovations that have proven themselves to be effective. They require a paradigm shift, providing financial support for educational approaches that will nurture the healthy growth and learning of children in a community.
Here is what the research tells us: We don’t need more money for state testing and national standards, what is needed is greater investment in successful and innovative programs, so that high quality learning experiences can be provided to all children. Money for teachers, dental and medical care, books…
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