Public Education Association

public schoolPublic school design has come a long way from the classrooms one might remember from the past. The real heroes of the American public schools are, on the other hand, those persistent, highly qualified classroom teachers who spend long hours preparing and delivering excellent subject lessons, who adamantly refuse to accept intolerable behaviors from their students, and set obtainable behavioral and academic standards in their classes, which they firmly enforce.

Some of these teachers were also accused of poor classroom management skills, being AWOL from school, not following or having lesson plans, ignoring suggestions for improvement, rude and aggressive demeanor, doing nothing to improve high student failure rate, and other behavior-based charges.

We divert public dollars from traditional public schools that need them, leave our students vulnerable to exploitative companies that prey on schools’ limited resources for profit, and allow corruption to undermine the quality of education that our students …

Public Education Association

public schoolWhen the public school rankings are published, do you sneak a peek to see where your (or your children’s) school is listed? The mission of the Minnetonka School District is to ensure all students envision and pursue their highest aspirations while serving the greater good. Public schools are required by law to educate all children, including those with special needs. Teachers who work at a school that figures low into Public School Rankings For K-12 may feel they are doing their best may also feel pressure and stress from the comparisons of themselves to other teachers at more successful schools.

Home-schooled kids scored in the 75th to 85th percentile range, compared with the 50th percentile national average for public-school students across the country. I’ll start — as I promised in May — by replacing DeVos with a Secretary of Education who has been a public school teacher, believes in public …