It's Time To Close The Department of Education, End Common Core and Stay With The Trump Agenda
By Cindy Grosz
Now that tax reform and a temporary budget is passed in Congress, President Trump, Secretary of Education, the Justice Department and members of both houses need to work together to fulfill a promise of fixing our education system. He promised to end common core. He spoke of improving our continuing failures in our inner cities, especially within areas of Democratic leadership. He promised more school choice. He promised more transparency and accountability.
Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools : NPR Ed : NPR
Sep 24, 2016 · Donald Trump's Plan For America's Schools : NPR Ed More choice, no Common Core, and a gutting of the U.S. Education Department.
Trump and his team have multiple advantages to succeed in 2018. He will have the voice of the members of the House of Representatives and Senate to bring the message local. One of the first acknowledged accomplishments of President Trump was his ability to choose women in leadership positions that have shined. From Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Nikki Haley, in addition to his own daughter, Ivanka, are the most visible and publicly admired.
Enter Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
DeVos made headlines during 2017, or year ONE on the job.
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Betsy DeVos, you must do more than headline controversial stories, you must fulfill the promises pledged and what we, the voters pulled the lever for in November, 2016.
Here are some suggestions:
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While elements of common core have been addressed, many parts of a common core curriculum have to be eliminated.
Madam Secretary, we still have a classroom environment that allows lessons to distort the truth and share opinions of bias. From textbooks, class trips, guests and little oversight with handouts, common core values are overshadowing facts, history and traditional family values. Is it really in the best interest of seven-year-olds to learn about various sexual activity? Why are there assignments that teach slaves came to America by choice and the positive influences of the Black Lives Matters movement, despite disapproval by many? Islam lessons monopolize religious lessons and intentionally water down Radical Islamic Terrorism.
College campuses are not the initial places education indoctrination forms. Rather, students are already filled with negative impressions and attitudes of entitlement and anger from year of public school leadership that has had progressive union support.
Eliminating The Department of Education
It would help to share facts and updates with the public of the status of this pledge. Were their budget and staff cuts achieved? Given the ever growing scandals and corruption in our big city public schools, we need Republican, Conservative oversight. However, the federal level staff is allowing the Progressive, Democratic school leaders are getting away with all types of violations of mandated services, reporting and successful teaching methods so that students graduate reading, writing and understanding mathematical problem solving and reasoning on grade level.
What The Trump Administration Must Prioritize in 2018
Education is a nonpartisan issue that can be changed successfully with bipartisan support.
An agenda should include:
A better media campaign stressing that private, charter and homeschooling options are NOT the end of public schools, rather, their options lead to better public schools. As in business, options make competitors strive for better products, here being safer and better performing schools.
An overhaul of school lessons, extra materials, teacher courses and evaluations, and rebuilding an American patriotic feeling in a classroom community.
Reviewing federal and state laws that enforce education services. Too many students, patents and educators are filing violation complaints and are ignored.
Protecting whistleblowers the same way veterans were treated for exposing corruption. Too many are terminated and harassed unfairly for calling out cheating, safety and money scandals.
Calling for parent accountability. Too many issues of violence are tied to family histories.
Maximizing quality versus quantity time in school. Classes with many more students and fewer hours in other countries outperform American schools. Our methods are outdated like our infrastructure system and need updates.
*Teachers's Retirement Pensions have been increasing along with the stock market. Union members are making money at rates they haven't seen during any Democratic administration. President Trump, TWEET IT!
If anyone sitting in office objects to fixing the system, there are many who are willing to work on the Trump agenda and work for success in 2018 and 2020.
One way to achieve success is by calling out the honest, factual failures associated with the Carmen Farina tenure.
"Education is a nonpartisan issue that needs bipartisan support and is paid for with your tax dollars"
Cindy Grosz is the organizer of Grassroots For 2018. She will work on Trump 2020. She is an education activist. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org