October 7, 2013
I love this movie.
It ‘s been the most difficult of our Monday’s thought pieces so far, because it asked our family to observe not only the way things are in our country, but the ways we have it better than others.
This reflection is necessary.
There are horrible — and perhaps insurmountable — problems in America’s quickly crumbling education system.
The problem isn’t funding: The federal budget has increased while results have continued to plummet. Teachers unions protect teachers from discrimination and decreases in pay, but routinely tenure ineffective and (often) negligent teachers into positions they don’t deserve and shouldn’t have.
This is a