Jan 27, 2016
This week, the spotlight focuses on effective education for every child in this country. It's a week dedicated to the theme of school choice. NSCW was begun in 2011 by a diverse coalition of concerned parents, schools, and organization. Characterized by its nonpartisan and nonpolitical effort, it pledges to leave no child behind and give children the quality education they so richly deserve. For years, the fundamental question has been publicly raised: "Why are American children failing in public schools when, in poorly-developed countries, children are doing quite well?"
During this week, parents, schools, and organizations, have been urged to conduct positive events that celebrate school choice options while drawing attention to the need for even greater opportunities for children. After years of opposition from the public school sector, concerned parents and educators have united in a resolve to make the education of children highest priority. If public schools are failing children, the youngsters must be removed and placed in an academic environment where they can learn.
Several deficiencies in public schools have been cited: unprofessional administrators, unprepared teachers, lack of motivation, poor discipline, and low expectations from their students. Children cannot read, write, or spell at grade level. Often parental involvement is missing. Evaluators have come to define this deplorable situation as "Dumbing Down." Conscientious teachers cannot be blamed for feeling demoralized. Still, they try to educate their students in adverse circumstances.