When you were in school did you learn more than the 3R’s: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.
Of course you did. If you think hard you can remember map making, singing and dancing, games, Social Studies, movies, slides or filmstrips, Science, public speaking and drama, Health, handwriting, and practical things like learning how to introduce two people, how to carry a chair, how to address an envelope, and so much more.
Don’t you want your children to have these experiences? How did we get to this place? How do we stop it?
We must retake our schools from the test and book publishers, the know it all celebrities (politicians and the extremely rich who never attended public school), the school board members who have no educational background, and the downtown administrators who are entrenched without the knowledge gained by current experiences at the schools.
Wherever thou goest in school today, the fun is gone, the tests are upon, and the students’ future is extremely drawn.