Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Still Life- Grade 2
Our cash- strapped school district just hired a new administrator, a public relations director, at a salary of 88k per year. This person has no background in education and does not work directly with children. Wouldn't this money be better spent on improving the lives of our students through meaningful programs like art, music, physical education, or library science? These programs make our district attractive to parents. If we restored our programs, then we would not need a spin doctor to make it appear that our district provides a quality education. School has become a test prep factory/worksheet distribution center. Worksheets end up in the garbage, art work gets framed and saved for a lifetime.
Parents, it's up to you to do something. I don't know how much longer I will stay committed to improving a district that continually cuts programs, and does not put well being of children first. My child, and all ASD children deserve better. Children are more than test scores and data points.