Did you know we have been consistently at the bottom for several years?
Causes for low graduation rates:
PROBLEM: Part of the problem is the lack of two-parent families and families that are too busy working, etc. to have the total time to make sure that their children are being educated properly both at school and at home.
-Single families can team up with other single families to share the load. Get to know other parents.
-Start a parent group - share ideas and workloads.
-Back that sense of community. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
-Reduce screen time, tablet and social media time. These can be valuable tools, but should never be babysitters.
-Spend real time with your kids. Have them experience life: how to problem solve, how to fix a flat tire, check the oil in the car, take nature walks, and grow vegetables in the garden.
-We can get involved with our child's education and they can excel!
PROBLEM: No take home Homework. Many schools do not assign homework to take home.
-Let's get homework back in! Homework has always been a great way to unify the family. Parents can participate and see what their child is being taught. It brings the family together.
-Let's participate in Parent Teacher Conferences. Educators want to see parents involved and interested. Parents are the stakeholders here, and the ultimate stakeholders are the children.
Schools exist for the education of children. Teachers become teachers to educate, and they take pleasure and feel rewarded when they see their students excel. It motivates them. We can become a winning team of teachers, students and parents.
WE CAN DO THIS!!
-Let's raise the bar!
-Let's raise the standards!
-Let's teach the basics of Reading, Writing, Math and Science.
-Let's keep sex education and social engineering out of our schools. Those should remain within the domain of the family!
PROBLEM: The Albuquerque School Board is too large to be effective.
-Teachers' unions have been creating a very top heavy administration whereby the people running the unions and the administrators are increasing in numbers and reaping large salaries while the teachers are receiving much less.
ABOUT CHARTER SCHOOLS AND HOME SCHOOLING
Charter schools and home schooling should be able to co-exist with mainstream public education. Public schools cannot and should not try to be all things for all students. As the end product, (student achievement) of mainstream public education rises, and teachers are allowed to innovate to motivate, we will see a growing number of families return to mainstream education.
AND NOW WE HAVE SEL;
Instead of concentrating on reading, writing, and arithmetic, a SEL curriculum (Social-Emotional Learning) is being introduced throughout the Moriarty Edgewood School District, including all of K through 12 classes. It is presumed to be present in the entire state, not to mention the US. SEL is the vehicle that CRT, and gender studies stealthily use.
o CRITICAL RACE THEORY (CRT) GIVES RIGHTS BASED ON SKIN COLOR
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is the idea of equal individual rights being reversed with the idea of unequal rights based on skin color. Training and education on this dangerous ideology is the latest and one of the most radical forms of anti-American education ever pushed on young Americans. So, it is no surprise that recent surveys show younger citizens are increasingly drawn to socialist, anarchy, and other ideas destructive to liberty.*
Under the guise of “equity,” “anti-racism,” and “inclusion”, influential Leftists today are promoting outright totalitarian policies in the name of Critical Race Theory in America’s classrooms, our halls of government, corporate boardrooms, and even in our military. CRT considers white people as racist “oppressors” and all “people of color” as the “oppressed” who are thus incapable of being racists.
Equity is quite different than equality. Equity means equality of outcome, not of opportunity. It cannot be guaranteed without a totalitarian government, and then some will always be more equal than others, as history teaches us time and time again.
To the Progressives, the very concept of free speech is a component of “white supremacy.” So, they eagerly “cancel” anyone who questions the progressive agenda. Of course most Americans do not see themselves as racists, but they are afraid to speak up for fear of being considered one.**
o SEX IS BEING INTRODUCED TO THE VERY YOUNG and parents are not notified
In addition to CRT, parents and concerned citizens need to be aware of sexual re-orientation policies and procedures in the schools, beginning in the very early grades. Many parents are unaware of the changes being promoted, and teachers and school officials do not notify the parents.***
ONE ACTION YOU CAN TAKE America First Legal (AFLegal.org) is a very user friendly website that will give you help to investigate the school curriculum of your child at no charge. (Or you do not even have to be a parent to do this investigation.) It is a legal organization that requires schools to comply and cooperate with such requests. Some schools charge enormous amounts to discourage this freedom of information, and AFLegal will help with this cost as well. Once you obtain the curriculum information, you may share it as widely as you wish. In addition, America First Legal just released a printable “The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment: A Toolkit for Parents” to help parents protect their children against woke school boards, administrators, and teachers. This toolkit informs parents of their rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA).
*Hillsdale College, March 2022
**Judicial Watch 3/14/22
***America First Legal
More Actions You Can Take
Go to school board meetings
Attend /Insist on Parent/Teacher conferences
Insist on receiving all school work your child/grandchild does at school Monitor classes
Ask to see the school library
YOU MAY BE SURPRISED BY WHAT YOU FIND