. . . .Folks, it is time to take control of our government and our schools. These so-called “experts” have no clue. These experts have a one-size -fits-all mentality. They think that we can produce citizens like producing products on an assembly line. However, every child is different, every class is different, and every community is different.
Somehow, we have given away our rights to self-government. The government is telling us what to do, instead of us telling the government what to do.
There should never be a student who is not allowed to graduate from high school just because they scored a point or two below what some bureaucrat says is the minimum score on a test. No student’s life should be wrecked just because somebody sitting behind a desk in Columbus, whose salary we are paying, has pulled a minimum test score out of the air.
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Just some of what Bill Horne (no relation) had to say yesterday in the Hillsboro Times-Gazette. Go Bill: