Public education

Since: Jun 11

Batavia, OH

#1 Aug 22, 2012
There was a terrific show on CNN about gang violence and shootings in Chicago. The Chief of Police made a very poignant statement to the affect that they cannot be responsible for the overall well being of teenagers; they are not their parents, they are not responsible for their education, their social manners, their respect for life, or anything else along those lines. These are the responsibility of the parents. The Police are there to enforce the law. Teachers are in the same position; they are not there to solve social problems. So far we tax payers pay to have the students brought to school, counseled, fed, educated, and transported back home. The only real accountability of a school is to educate the students that want to be educated, not resolve social problems. We have other tax funded organizations that fulfill that role; and perhaps for the families that are dysfunctional and cannot meet their parental responsibilities, letís reconsider the establishment of childrenís homes as we had in the past. Schools are in place to educate the children that want to be educated, not handle social issues. No more school levies; no more requests for money. No more alternative schools within a district. We have GED programs to handle the students that donít want to be in school and at a cost of $520 per GED diploma opposed to thousands of dollars required by the districts alternative schools.

Dayton, OH

#2 Jan 17, 2013
what i dont understand,is when did public schools start charging to attend? where i come from going to kindergarden everday didnt include a tution fee. Attending public school did not include an $80 material fee. Just what exatly is our tax's going toward?

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