About that floral life. 🌺🌺
I think this is probably my best quickwrite in my English career. #English12DATA
US politicians do know this, because teachers and advocacy groups have been telling them for years. They do not care because they have been financed by the multi-million dollar testing industry. Testing is a huge business in the US. The testing companies donate heavily to the campaigns of those politicians to ensure that testing will continue being a necessity in US schools.
De-funding public schools further damages our education quality, as well as lowers the scores on these arbitrary tests. Schools that do poorly consecutively are closed. Children must crowd into other schools and face even larger class sizes….or they switch to charter schools if they are high-performing students.
Charter schools are a business, and they flourish on the closures of public schools. They too lobby politicians for support. They also boot out poorly performing kids to create artificially high scores for themselves…(not that they always manage higher scores…). These rejected kids are put back into a crowded, underfunded public school system that is systemically set up for failure. As regular public schools collapse, the government pays less for public education and politicians enjoy more incentives from flourishing charter schools. They do not care about all the kids that fall through the cracks.
We have to make our voices more powerful than their money. We need to spread this word so that the voters are informed on the state of our NCLB testing policies and the funding sources for our politicians.
Here, do some reading.