I recently heard that American puplic schools are required to teach all children in the same environment with no concern of their intellect, their abilities, the support they get from parents, etc. And they are required to pass the same test in order for a teacher to be doing his/her job. Physically or mentally disadvantaged, the smart, the average, and the below average kids all go into the same classroom at a count of about 30 students per class. If this is true, how can any teacher educate American children?
We hear a lot today about vouchers. I guess I could support vouchers if they came with the same "requirements" that are mandated by government for public schools. All schools shall take every student that applies, take the guff from parents and students who want to disrupt the education process because government gives teachers the mandate, but not the power to implement good education in Americas. You cannot give private schools money WITHOUT THE SAME RESTRICGTIONS PLACED UPON THEM AS THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. What makes something private is that they operate on their own resources, not on taxes collected from the masses. Any by the way, I'd say the same for ALL PRIVITAZATION - NO TAXPAYER PAYMENTS SHALL BE MADE.
Both public and private shall be required to conduct education in a clean, well managed environment, with class no larger than 20 children per room, and the ability to expell children who refuse to play by the rules. We should spend the same education dollar on some type of school where they can be educated without disrupting the process for people who want to learn.
The "no child left behind" has created a significant problem in our educational system. While those children that are (pardon me for being politically incorrect) "slow" do create some of the problem, the vast majority of said problem is the children that do not speak English, even as a second language.
Why not provide them with English language immersion. They stay in the language class until they speak English. If it takes them more than one full year, send them back to Mexico.
As to the spelling error of the thread title, it seems consistent with the remainder of the post.