In the wake of the Columbine shootings and the Virginia Tech shootings parents of young children are questioning whether or not the public school system is still safe. Until the late medieval period most schools were controlled by the church and had specific entrance criteria; others were restricted to the sons of members of guilds, trades or livery companies From the 16th century onward, boys’ boarding schools were founded or endowed for public use.
That’s why I support the NAACP’s recommendations to only allow school districts to serve as charter authorizers, and to empower school districts to reject applications that do not meet transparency and accountability standards, consider the fiscal impact and strain on district resources, and establish policies for aggressive oversight of charter schools.
The majority of the secondary school principals, assistant principals, and coaches that I have known, over the years (in Texas and Washington State) who have sidelined their primary administrative and athletic duties with academic instruction, have, in most cases, been extremely popular with most of their students because of their less-than-demanding instructional classroom requirements.
And as part of my plan for empowering American workers , I pledged to enact the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act , which ensures that public employees like teachers can organize and bargain collectively in each state, and authorizes voluntary deduction of fees to support a union.
The philosophy behind the establishment of Ibn Seena English High School as a premier educational institution has been that while academic achievement is a necessary focus, it should not need to be at the expense of other areas of a child’s development.