Taxpayers keep pouring millions into our schools systems, the federal government keeps changing the criteria, yet schools are failing to provide an adequate education to our kids in public schools, while private schools which receive no federal aid are flourishing.
Three more charter schools were approved this week in Delaware by the State Board of Education.
If you haven’t yet tossed your Sunday’s edition of the News Journal, go to page A13 or go to their web site; http://www.delawareonline.com and read an interesting story about the students at Odyssey Charter School in Wilmington for the answer.
Instead of studying stuffy books written by stuffed shirts and studying all day for state tests so the kids scores will make the teachers look good so they don’t get fired, and allows the schools to gain access to more federal aid. Odyssey enacts what is in their study books.
Fourth graders dressed as immigrants from all over the world entering the United States through Ellis Island as their ancestors did a 100 years ago and enacting what their forefathers did going through the same long lines, interrogation, medical check ups, corruption from officials.
Read the link below for the full story and photo’s of the little ones dressed in old clothes carrying old luggage. One of the kids said :It was really cool that we got to feel like the actual immigrants did…..I feel like I know more what they went through now.”
The problem with our public schools is they are too hungry for the federal dollar, too lazy to think of their own education plans, thus they have taken the imagination away and adventure from our kids and have made them robots. My opinion.