Quality education has been a problem for while. When my generation was growing up, we were believe to have high quality education in the higher income areas, but poor education in the lower income areas of town. In some cases, it may be a nationwide problem.
Over time it has become a bigger problem as tutoring is now required to be provided for free to Title I schools out of effort to improve the child’s chance of equal success. The problem now is that the government is going cheap on all programs to such as degree that even the tutoring, or other “Free” additional programs are lower quality that the standard in class learning.
I own a tutoring company that the State of Texas is only willing to pay $20 an hour expecting us to be able to make a decent profit the find it worth while. The reality is, in order to profit, we would have to provide tutors that are only high school graduates with the very minimal amount of experience. This is what the education industry has come to consider a norm. The state does this to give equal chance, but is it not when the tutors, and other additional outside of the classroom programs are underpaid.
What is a bigger problem in the education industry is the removal of basic life skills needed to be successful as an adult in personal life, not just on the job. One extreme example is writing in cursive.
How are our children supposed to be able to sign terms and conditions without knowing how to write in cursive. Think about it, what more is our signature than our name written in cursive? The millennials were not taught cursive but are now the age to be out of college, or close to it, shopping for housing, cars and other assets in their own names. Unless a signature becomes defined as a drawing, since art has not been removed, the education is setting up our children for failure, and possibly being homeless without a chance in life.
Below I have made a video on this topic and I am in process of writing a research with more details, and prime examples. Please watch, follow my YouTube Channel and continue to read my blog to help us make a difference. Our children are important parts of our lives and we as parents want to stand for them.