David Harmer Op-ed for the SF Chronicle in 2000: "Abolish Public Schools" (With link to op-ed )
Original post made by Nelson on Oct 14, 2010
on Oct 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm
And your point is...
on Oct 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm
This is like saying Jerry Brown when he was mayor of Oakland wanted to "abolish public schools" by implenting more charter schools...McNerney is desperate, and his negative ads attacking Harmer almost seem like religious bigotry against an entire religion...Shame on McNerney.
on Oct 14, 2010 at 5:45 pm
One of the tenets this country is founded upon is the separation of church and state. The US government has been blaming teachers and adminsitrators for the past 40 years for the poor and diminishing performance of public schools. The government has about tried everything under the sun to improve performance. Is it not about time to point the finger at government, itself, the myriad of expensive programs and "fixes" for the decreasing performance of public schools in the United States, and not the teachers?
One could argue that education is in itself a "religion" that supports and attempts to propogate a failing governmental/educational system.
It is time for the US government to get out of religion of education.