In the past 40 years there have been many “magic bullet” educational programs –
the Sullivan method, Success for All, then Fast Forward, Corrective Reading, Catapault songs,
and now Jounce –
“Skill and drill the teachers to skill and drill the kids.”*
No thinking, no questions, no creativity –
Reading a script does NOT teach children
And reciting a chant won’t – though cheap – help children to learn.
Personalized learning using computers isn’t any better –
Rand Corp. research states results are weak.
We are people NOT robots.
And there are no shortcuts to learning.
Children are children
But children in trauma, in poverty
Need more of what the students at St. Joseph’s prep and Friends’ schools get – Not personalized learning!
A stable faculty NOT turn around, twist around, move around
Art and music, a nurse, a counselor,
Certified librarians, smaller classrooms
And fully funded schools.
Look at what Kenderton has accomplished with more!
Businesses, corporations, non-profits are there to offer extras
Trips to the orchestra, the opera, ballet
Plays at the Arden theatre and books to take home
Schools should not be fundraising for the basics
Just the icing.
|Sing to “Yes sir, that’s my baby”
S, R, C you later
No more state dictators
Take the elevator down.
We, the community decided
To be school board guided
So, it’s over for SRC.
Any day, Any day,
When we see the mayor
Thanks for your commitment
To fix unfair treatment
Give us elected governance now.
Lyrics – Coleman and Ilene Poses