Our post Paying for our schools–competition saw some diverse comments the other day.
One point that was raised was that our local school boards are self governing.
I may be under a mistaken impression in that I believe that the curriculum and testing regimens are dictated by the state and that locally we have no choice but to do what they say.
I hope that one of our readers can fill us in on this issue.
If it turns out that we have little control locally when it comes to curriculum then I ask the question again. Wouldn’t we be better off if we determined what and how to teach on a local level? Would that not create a situation where homeowners decided which school district to live in (and pay taxes in) based upon their individual perception of the quality and value of the education being offered?
Another comment suggested that with local control we might have to give up the state and feral funding that we now receive. The state and national governments get their money from us. If they stopped taking it from us we would not have to depend upon them to “give” us own money back through funding.
Let’s keep up the discussion.
We deserve better