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I agree with many posts that extending the school day and the number of minutes is not necessarily the answer.  The reality is that improving the QUALITY of the school day should be at the ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011
 

I am new here as I have been off email for quite a while so if I am redundant, or step on toes previously discussed, I apologize. First of all I want to say that I agree with much of what ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011
 

 As a former elementary visual arts educator, I have to say, why continue to depreciate the arts to a second class status subject. Fine arts educators and others should be meeting with core ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

The global age has ushered in a period of potential democracy, but we are still seeing the same, top-driven decision making processes. In the case of schools, those making the decisions have ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

I think teachers would be able to get more accomplished if their class size was smaller.   It is hard to meet each students individual needs when you have 35 Kindergarten students in your ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011
 

Currently, the school district is so focused on "data" in the form of test scores and numbers, it is destroying our ability to create a consistent and high level of instruction.  ... Posted on: Saturday, October 29, 2011
 

I believe that the extra time should be spent effectively, and not just tacked onto the regular school day for the sake of having more time.  Along with more rigorous instruction in the ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011
 

In communities where the families are strong, American schools are the best in the world. In the communities where the families are broken, our schools are a nightmare.  WE DO NOT NEED TO ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011
 

 I think that taking a holistic approach to education will renovate and recharge the system. Too much of one thing is not the answer but a variety of choices may invigorate the minds of all ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011
 

After reading through much of what has been posted and seeing the moderator almost always post the same comment I feel that people are speaking/writing in circles around each other. Whether a ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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