“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
If I had it my way, kids past 8th grade shouldn't even have to go to school - they should be required to meet certain criteria every year and have prerequisites but high school should be treated more like college.
Kids shouldn't be programmed with a bunch of bull**** political ideas or taught via government/state approved materials. Let them learn on their own. This is the internet era and there is more than enough information online to allow a child to receive a well rounded education.
I know teachers and teachers unions will hate this idea because it means they will have to go find another job that's not as cushy as their present one but according to them it's all about the kids... If it's all about the kids let them learn - let them learn how they feel comfortable learning.
If it was done my way some of the best students would get their diplomas at 16 and have 4 year college degrees by 20...
Of course no one wants that because that would just push the lazy out of the work force.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
The US has to fund itself first in raising maths standards before funding Canada.
Many vocational occupations also require passing tests to obtain certification including those in the automotive field and locksmiths. They also require continuing education credits to maintain certification.
Like it or not testing a part of life, especially if your occupation requires it. So why not test in school?