Our School District is located in the heart of South-Eastern Minnesota and part of a thriving community. Some private schools refer to themselves as ” national plus schools ” which means that their curriculum exceeds requirements set by the Ministry of Education, especially with the use of English as medium of instruction or having an international-based curriculum instead of the national one.
In fact, according to District Administration “alignment “cancels out” more traditional predictors of student achievement such as socioeconomic status, gender, race and teacher effect.” Educators struggle against all of those predictors and spend much of the school year working to overcome them.
In California, a so-called “taxpayer revolt” and well-financed political campaign led to the passage of something referred to as “The People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation.” While the benefits and harm of that law can forever be debated, one fact about Public Schools is beyond debate: since the 1960’s when California schools were highly ranked among the nation’s Public Schools, there has been a steady decline since The People’s Initiative was made law.
There was additional Masonic precedence for Grand Master Adams to draw upon before deciding what to do. De Witt Clinton, who served as Grand Master of Masons in New York, as well as Governor of that state, embraced the cause of Public Schools so emphatically that he is known today as the “Father of New York Public Schools.” While serving as Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin openly endorsed the adoption of Public Schools in that state.
Ironically, the persistently resiliant DC classroom teachers, the ones who have refused to tolerate the attrocious behaviors of poorly prepared, recalcitrant students, and to pass them on to the next higher grade when they’ve failed to achieve passing marks, are those who have been unjustly censured by their school principals, and the central DC administration, for earnestly endeavoring, but failing to educate these chronically incorrigible preadolescent and adolescent children.