DOWNINGTOWN — State Sen. Andy Dinniman announced the Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing Thursday for local students to talk about their views on education in
Multibriefs.com By Dr. Harris Sokoloff
Battles over school budgets have become increasingly vitriolic, with parents treating school administrators and boards like vending machines. Parents put their money in — pay their taxes — and when they don't get the program or service they want and the way they want it, they kick the machine, scream at it and then kick it again. If we are to maintain public support for our public schools, we need to find a way to cut through the acrimony.
By now, administrators and boards of many public schools around the nation have cut as much "fat" as they possibly can, while also cutting some of the "meat" in the form of programs and services that support student learning. Next on the chopping block are essential instructional programs and services — programs and services that students and parents value.
……It's time to break that cycle.
April 6, 2013 The Penn Stater Convention Center Hotel; State College, PA
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