1. Kids still misbehave and could care less about school
2. There is a lot of money spent on electronics every year, and yet they keep saying they need more money.
They first one has been going on forever in this country. I cared enough to do okay in school, but the overwhelming theme was that school was not a good thing, and to do well at it made you somewhat of an outcast. From what I know about schools in different Asian countries, education is revered. It is expected that they will do well, by the staff, students, and their families. They may actually have to pay out-of-pocket for their education, and thus, not everybody gets it. This I know from friends in Thailand. They take care of the school. The daily cleaning inside, and the yard work outside is performed by the students. I believe this gives them a feeling ownership in the their education. It also teache them skills needed for later in life as they have their own families. From what I see in America, Asian people succeed in education beyond that of any other race.
My son tells me about the carts full of new ipads and chromebooks everyyear, and yet there is a new referrendum for more money each and every year. I understand the need to learn about technology, but new stuff each and every year, for probably each and every school, seems quite extreme. While at work, I have also heard of people getting free computers, and ipads, from teachers. Maybe these have been donated by someone, and I really hope so. There is a Wii in the gym for kids to use as well. These all seem very unnecessary for a successful education. What could we do right in my opinion?
I believe education should not be free in America. Having children is a choice, and therefore we should have the financial obligation put more on the parents than it is now, and less on socitey. The hope of this is to make people more aware of the money spent in schools. Also, parents would be financially invested, and really care about their children attending, and doing well in school. As this concept spreads, I believe it would become the "popular" idea, and more young people would latch onto it.
Now, I am not putting anywhere near the full burden on the parents, my thought was $2000.00 per student, per year. And, another way of working this off would need to be introduced for those who cannot pay. Not a welfare though, someone would need to work for it. It is enough to open the middle class' eyes, and maybe change the education mindset. Along with this, would be a look at the expense of college and trade school. It is too high, and I have heard of a great deal of waste from colleges, that could be cut so education could be cheaper. Also, more job based education, and less fluff-filled generals. I do not need to take art or gym to become an accountant. To be honest, you really do not need college for these things, but that is another rant. What do you guys think???