In order to convince the oblivious minded that American Society is not better when the Central Government claims to mitigated societal ills, it must first convince the like minded they possess a higher sense of fairness and equality as directors of your destiny and mine. Do not make the mistake we made in being interviewed in the local newspaper. The local media is not on your children's side or seeking their best interest. Their interest is promoting unanswered grievances to sell newspapers not solutions.
REINVENT OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM OR YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT WILL RISE TO 50% by 2020
Do not look to the local Press or the National Newspaper publishing Companies to report truth in context of the pervasive failure of the Progressive's Public School System. Your effort to reinvent your neighborhood school will never be supported in the media. (See Article below) The front page Miami Herald online article December 07 2012 and in the paper version in Sunday Edition of that week was a perfect example of the distorting events and intent of the highest order for a Major Newspaper. The Miami Herald beat Reporter Laura Insensee failed to write an altruistic story of a PTA President filing the first ever direct ballot based Parent Trigger letter in Florida History. Instead Manuel Cambó, with intimate knowledge of the Charter School Educational model, was represented as a front man for his sibling, a Charter School Developer, who had no involvement in the effort whatsoever. The goal for the two PTA officers at the Key Biscayne K-8 Center was to stop a $5 Million dollar renovation of a dilapidated 57- year old school without expanding it or to mitigate present overcrowding. Over the course of 25 years the School District had been siphoning off over $1 Million dollars from the School's administration budget. Schools converted into Governing Schools en masse in the future compulsory public schooling.
Instead the Herald's Editors and the reporter set out to formulate a narrative devious PTA President to funnel business Charter School Developer and Family member. Charter School Developers do not want District run schools to convert in existing school properties. This would dry up disenfranchised students as candidates for enrolling in a charter school in newly developed campuses. The better and more rare story is one of person applying principles to circumstances by putting their Community interests over family interests. These virtues were lost in America and should be emphasized by journalists to their readers when the moment arise. Miami Herald Newspaper in an underhanded manner chose the envy theme over parent empowerment, leadership and fortitude.
The editors at the Miami Herald were given marching orders to keep the privatization narrative of school choice of all public schools alive. The motive was simple keep your highest paying advertising client the Miami-Dade School District as the most consistent monthly advertiser in the Miami Herald print media. , The reporting needs to sell School choice as a threat to taxpayer financed socialist education. Although the Parent proponent at KBK-8 had a older brother in the Charter development business . The link was never established by tying the brothers in a financial scheme to buy the KB-K8 Center for profit charter business. This implication was disingenuous journalism at a minimum. It is a known fact that Charter School Developers are interested in parents taken back a district run school. They perfer and enviourment of disgruntled parent schoosing to remove thier children from undisirable school to attend new charter schools.
The most effective proven method to slow the expansion of school choice , is to disenfranchise Parents into believing socialized School District run education is better because it is secular and not for profit. This agenda is Bipolar because in Capitalistic society all education should be driven by one goal: to prepare a young individual to hold a job, sustain a family in a life self-reliance and self-sufficiency. In the article this is achieved first by distorting facts, second by ignoring the Castaldi Study, an engineering study commissioned by the School District in 2009, that concluded the 50 year old School was to be razed because it contained asbestos was cost deficient to renovate it.
The Village of Key Biscayne is an affluent Neighborhood paying its lion share of school taxes, far greater than it receives from Miami-Dade County Public schools, (MDPS). The Municipality should have an Elementary School above flood criteria for a barrier island. This fact was ignored as the K8 Center's basic footprint remained the same, after ($5) five million dollar taxpayer funded renovation was completed in 2014, it failed to expand the facility or add a single student station. During the renovation of the old portion of the campus, (4) four KB K-8 teachers have been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, while overcrowding continues as KB K-8 Center has reached 150% of capacity with an average of 36 students per class in contradiction to Florida's Class Size Amendment. After a video was taken by the Parent Proponents of YES vote went viral, showing severe flooding during marginal rains, the Municipality of the Village Key Biscayne had to fund the installation of a larger pump and storm water drain pipes during the summer before 2015-2016 academic year.
"If the American Public School System is not reinvented immediately, another 65 years of Progressivirus formulas will bring the American People to its knees intellectually. A society of emotionally bankrupt youth begging for a free ride on that particular road to serfdom many pinnacle nations of Europe have travelled by, has the only one destination; the oblivion of American culture as the disunited States of America."
Post-Election Failure Continues
The effort began with a letter dated October 04, 2012 to Miami-Dade School Board Attorney addressing the desire of Manuel A. Cambó and Hector Ceballos as parents, not as PTA President and Vice-President respectively, the desire to force the vote to convert-to-charter and participate in negotiation on ballot process for the first Parent Trigger vote in Florida history. The Miami Herald's front page article in print in December's Sunday edition as well as the online version was egregious effort to paint a picture of coy developer seeking to take over a A rated School. The article dedicated over 50% of the content on the rental income of the Charter School Developer presently received from MDPS. The reporter Ms. Insensee neglected to report what was discussed in the the interview a desire to save $1,083,000.00 dollars in budget surpluses discovered 2013 KB K-8 Center's school budget.
If the Key Biscayne community of highly educated parents failed to recognize the potential in acting as Parent Guardians of their school's budget, thus failed to set the example for the rest of South Florida , what can the less educated neighborhoods with failing schools expect to achieve under present conversion to charter law?
The key to fixing the Public School is not in the classroom as previously thought. It is the combination lock at the Principal's office. Oppositioon group who desire the status quo act as if the School District run Schools are not about for-profit. It is School bureaucrats salaries and pension benefits who are profitting from the malaise. This pay structure is at the expense of under paid Teachers. The Newspaper's pursue this narrative Nationwide to preserve the extraordinary advertising revenue procured by School District administrations in print media. Without the School District print advertising budget annually for all communication and notices needs on a daily basis all major newspaper companies cannot survive financially, especially in small school districts Statewide. The Miami Herald did the MDPS bidding to defeat the conversion to the Governing School initiative, nothing more nothing less. If successful at amending the Law by changing the empowerment law, the new Governing School Act would spread Countywide, then Statewide, then Nationwide. Florida as the only state with a ballot- based Parent Trigger law would be the trailblazer state to reinvent the Public School System in the United States.
What could be more empowering than Parents acting mature to save the accumulated budget surpluses annually and recruiting the local philanthropic community to matching grants to modernize and expand your community School, instead of school district bonds ? The Governing School Act will reknit the American fabric through responsibility and maturity of American parents.
Parent Conversion proponents at the KB K-8 Center face enormous obstacles for a ballot box victory.
#1 MDPS refusal to release before the vote in a timely manner, the actual KB K-8 Administration Budget to audit and to show the budget surplus at a general meeting of parents.
#2 MDPS refusal to allow Proponents to make a formal presentation with a Q & A presentation on School grounds to explain these benefits of a 'Yes' Vote.
#3 Denial of participation in panel discussions at School District hosted Parent Forums. To clearly State the benefits of the demolition of a 57 year old dilapidated condition of the school, was unsustainable Financially as per a "Castaldi Study and Release of the true nature of the asbestos mitigation in the School's past.
#4 Refusal to disclose new Post-Katrina FEMA regulations preventing below sea level School renovations without elevating Public buildings above flood and storm surge specifications.
#5 Without the support of the School Principal all information is slanted towards a "No" vote with threats of School bussing and Teachers leaving in droves.
Governing Schools is an additional School choice model and not to be confused with a conversion to Charter. It is very Important to note the Charter School Development Community will not support the Governing School movement sweeping the Nation. It is a very effective proactive method to administering a Public School while affording the opportunity to modernize School buildings without perpetual need to issue School Bonds by ballot initiatives. Charter School Developers will view this School choice alternative as direct competition for recruiting disgruntled Parents, with underachieving Students, looking for an alternative to a district run Public School. The Governing School has a distinct benefit, it does not pay rent for the School facility on School District owned property. Without rent obligation nor immediate land purchase or construction financing, nor a need to market to fill Student body rolls, it becomes the School model of preference. Governing School is the end all be all to reinventing the Public School System. If amended as TheFiscals suggests, no longer will Parents who care for their Community be subjected to misinformation campaigns by the District, Teacher's Unions and internal staff at the School. This new model will spread to the other (49) forty-nine States.
After a victory in the Intra-School vote, Community involvement participated in focus groups, and some Parental leadership explained the application process, and the election of a Board as Guardian of the Finances. This is to be completed for County School Board approval within 90 days of the Yes victory. If the School disapproves of the Parent's application, there is an appeals process to the Department of Education. It has the final say.
This is proof positive that media Journalists are complicit in America's Public School failure. The notion that the Public School can be reinvented Nationwide is not appealing to print media. Even after half a Century of ineffectual reform and conclusive data of Adults not able to read or articulate, Parents are unable to understand the nature of the ineptitude. The Federal Government has designated ten times more Federal dollars on Public Education in the last 30 years to no avail. Parent infighting and pervasive Divorce and out of wedlock births only make matters worse. Presently over 4 Million Children are homeless in America. The results have not changed, massive overcrowding persists, more dilapidated School facilities, dismal graduation rates, and diplomas are literally given away and not earned. Most High School Graduates can't read at Grade level and do not survive three Semesters at Community Colleges or Universities.
The 2010 Florida Parent Empowerment Law once amended will become the Governing School Act, only then can the reinvention of the Public School System commence.
DRAFT AMENDED LANGUAGE - TO FLA. STAT. §1002.33(3)(b)
( *amended words strikeout replaced in Green )
(3) APPLICATION FOR CHARTER GOVERNING SCHOOL STATUS.—
(a) An application for a new charter Governing school may be made by an individual, teachers, parents, a group of individuals, a municipality, or a legal entity organized under the laws of this state.
(b) An application for a conversion to charter governing school shall be made by the district school board, the principal, teachers, parents, and/or the school advisory council at an existing public school that has been in operation for at least 2 years prior to the application to convert. A public school-within-a-school that is designated as a school by the district school board may also submit an application to convert to charter governing school status. An application submitted proposing to convert an existing public school to a charter governing school shall demonstrate the support of at least 50 +1 percent of the teachers employed at the school and OR 50 + 1 percent of the parents voting whose children are enrolled at the school, provided that a majority of the parents eligible to vote participate in the ballot process, according to rules adopted by the State Board of Education. The vote for conversion shall be required to be completed within ninety (90) days from the date the school administrator receives the written request for a vote. The local school district shall be required to make certain mandatory disclosures once a school administrator receives the written request to conduct a vote. Within seven (7) days of receipt of the written request, the local school district shall provide to the person requesting the vote the following items (1) a list containing the names of each parent with children enrolled at the school at that time, (2) a list containing the names of each teacher who is eligible to vote, (3) a detailed budget showing all expenses and all state and federal revenues generated over the previous three years for the particular district operated school for which a vote for conversion has been requested. At least fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of any vote, the local school district shall permit the person requesting the vote to utilize the school cafeteria or its equivalent, at the school that is the subject of the vote, to hold a meeting at a reasonable time to provide information to the parents and teachers in support of the vote. The person who requested the vote shall be entitled to organize and Chair the meeting and to provide written educational material to the parents and teachers who attend the meeting. The persons who requested the vote shall be entitled to have a designee assigned to work with the school administrator to confirm that the initial notification has been mailed to all eligible voters and that all ballots have been mailed to the eligible voters and to be present at the time of balloting in order to confirm the voters eligibility and witnessing the voters casting the ballot. The person who requested the vote shall be entitled to draft the content of the initial notification to the parents and teachers, describing the purpose of the vote and the conditions for the balloting process as well as the content of the ballot itself. A district school board denying an application for a conversion to charter Governing school shall provide notice of denial to the applicants in writing within 10 days after the meeting at which the district school board denied the application. The notice must articulate in writing the specific reasons for denial and must provide documentation supporting those reasons. A private school, parochial school, or home education program shall not be eligible for charter Governing School status.
Making Florida History in Defeat: The Legal Precedent was set!
Hector Ceballos and Manuel Cambó, thought that getting front-page news coverage in the Miami Herald in the Sunday edition was the magic bullet to success for a new modern safe school that both the Teachers and Students deserved. After all Key Biscayne K-8 Center was the best K-8 Center in Miami Dade. We thought that this was the breakthrough that we were looking for to get our Community's support and force the 4th largest School District in the US to call the vote. This would have been the first in Florida History. This would set the legal precedent for all Florida's Parents in the process. It had been 16 years since the Law was first signed into law in 1997. No Parents dared to apply it to a School for all reasons mentioned above. As it turned out, once the article hit the newsstands, it became the biggest obstacle to overcome, as the article undermined our efforts with untruths. Five (5) days after the article ran on December 12th, the Sandy Hook Elementary Newtown School Massacre took place. Advocating for a new School building is synonymous with a more secure School. The Community should have embraced the effort passionately on timing alone. Not supporting this effort as Parents, Teachers and Principals are ignoring that reality. Our Community failed miserably as mature adults to set an example to the rest of South Florida. This alone says more about the Country and our State of Public schooling than anything else. The infamous cliché, "when everyone is thinking alike, someone is not thinking" definitely applies to the PTA Executive board at all County School levels. Its culture is to uphold District bureaucracy not in the Teachers interest. Within its culture resides the epicenter of intellects of Statism. It is the bastion of the entire personality disorder and progressive philosophy.
Lets' explain this negative dynamic further as the children watched as their PTA President was forced to resign. The School District's misinformation campaign began with take home communicators to Parents. It included an information sheet ripe with scare tactics, and threats of busing our children to other overcrowded feeder Schools off the Island to mainland Miami 9 miles away. The success of this campaign was clearly demonstrated by the vote tally: not a single Teacher voted Yes to convert, while 83 voted 'No'. Ironically poetic was the one ballot where a Parent/Teacher voted yes as a Parent, and no as a Teacher. It was counted as invalid due to squabbling handwriting.
This was a watershed moment for the School choice movement; either Parents stop pleading for reform to School Administrators or start firing Triggers Letters and stop crying to Parent Teacher's Associations, neither are interested in reinventing schools. Take back your School by Guardianship of the individual School budget. As parent stand up to force the vote, County by County and disrupt the institution by ballot in intra-school elections, families will be fortifide, communities will be empowered to rebuild their school one by one.
The insidious nature and the degree of intimidation that their Children suffer in class by the Teachers, or opposition Parents not letting your Child associate with their Child, cannot be understated. Consider this, when a Teacher's animosity raises the questioning of a fifth grader in class, to explain their Parent's motives for calling the vote, something is terribly wrong in American Democratic society. Then the daughter of the PTA President and proponent has to stand up for herself and makes the case that causes an uncontrollable class chant in objection, because the Teacher eggs them on, is unacceptable. Although Union Teachers behavior is no surprise, subjecting your own Children to abuse by Teachers can never be fully comprehended by other Parents. It is a strong message; don't dare try to save your Child's future from School District's cultural malaise, or incompetence, or closed Society mob mentality will succeed. Point in fact, the parental vote was 31 Yes - 531 voted 'No' while more than (200) two hundred Families did not voting at all. Teacher union voted unanimously 0-83 No.
If you are a Parent who finds comfort in criticizing the School Choice Movement with the claim that this is nothing more than the privatization effort of the Public School System, then you are the problem. Just sit back, hand your Child the remote control, and watch them work part-time at low paying odd jobs. Foreign Students are qualifying at twice the success rate for College Scholarships to America's best Universities than Children from American High Schools. Foreign Students are more prepared, and more likely to graduate in four years. This will result in brighter futures when they return home to China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, and the rest to Eastern European Countries. If they decide to stay in the US to compete against your Children in the workplace, your Children are out of a job; because most Foreign Students in America are multi-lingual. If they go back to their homeland because the American Student Visa Law does not encourage them to stay, they are likely taking jobs at American Companies who are established overseas. Todays prospects for employment requires rapid recall, novel ideas, initiative finesse and the temp in innovation, not an overconfident personality living a virtual World. The high self-esteem and grandiose entitlement attitudes Americans are famous for is surreal. Download the Law's text on this website and get it passed in your State.
The Ultimate Evidence of the Public School Status Quo:
Statistics from the US Patent Office indicate that Foreigners have more Patents Pending than US citizens.
The US Department of Education (DOE) has zero accomplishments since it was elevated to a cabinet level position by President Jimmy Carter. Naturally while the Secretary of Education has such a high level position, Education funding is tied to Presidential dictums to impose Nationwide curriculum standards, instead of Federal money dedicated solely for Facility modernization and School expansion. Federal funding is incongruent with the fundamentals of teaching; local auspice by Parents and attention to repetition, focus, reading disciplines, math aptitude and disciplined rituals for years of class time until Graduation day.
It is politically inconvenient for a U.S. President to eliminate this 'Top Down' Imperial Power of Department of Education's financial allocation. This is the only method for a Chief Executive to leave his philosophical mark on American Society. If his predecessor was making headway, and was from the opposing Political Party, redirecting the educational emphasis is automatic. As time runs out in a President's term in Office, the educational vision for the Country is turned upside down for better or for worse. This Political dynamic is incompatible with the art of teaching, and the science of learning. It is also inconsistent with applying basic disciplines, and ignores where Federal funding should be mandated; the expansion of School Facilities in States where there is population growth. This dynamic at the Executive branch can only create 'moving targets' for the (50) fifty State Departments of Education while Federal benchmarks are never achieved. Not only has the Federal Government failed to execute any real improvement in Public Education statistics, but every major literary category shows competing Nations of the Industrialized World out ranking the United States.
Lack of authority over infrastructure spending perpetuates the coddling of the voting Public's benevolence at the expense of the real estate owners who are swindled by the increase in Property Taxes to pay expired General Obligation Bonds. This formula does not work. The voting Public is largely made up of renters, meanwhile School facilities across the Country continue to crumble to the ground or float away in coastal areas during floods and hurricanes. This was evident in Mississippi and Alabama after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 85 schools in Louisiana alone. New Orleans Parish Schools were rebuilt in less than two years by Charter School Developers, and funding by taxing Districts for an alternative School choice one year previous to the storm's arrival. Yet in Key Biscayne Florida, demolition was not an option, and the school was not raised, ignoring new FEMA requirements put in place, even though MDPS won $1.2 Billion Dollar Bond approval by the voters in November 2013. The conversion could have eliminated those plans but the 'No vote' prevailed. Instead, another 1.6 Billion was awarded to MDPS in Bond referendum by the voter who by majority are renters and will not pay off these Bonds directly because they do not own property.
In addition, the US Court system in several States have heard cases of owners protesting Bond referendum ballots. Each time, the Courts have concluded that since all Citizens pay some form of tax or another then all renters can obligate real estate property owners to pay higher Property Taxes to fund Schools, Libraries, Fire, Police stations with bond funded by them exclusively. So forget about the Legal System correcting this disparity in funding model.
Redevelopment of dilapidated Schools by the way of Governing Schools is more effective that will create an Economic boom to Neighborhoods. If the American People fail to pass The Governing School Act in all  fifty States, the'reform lexicon will continue to no resolution other than the statist swindlers will continue to own the narrative, pleading for more funding and making headlines as our children are unprepared for the future.
If the incentive to own real estate is eliminated, then the alternative is blighted Neighborhoods. Poverty stricken Neighborhoods always begin with Schools becoming poor Schools, then poor Students become poorly educated populations that cannot sustain or operate Businesses located there. Once the self-reliant are faced with the financial difficulties to maintain their holdings, abandonment of property is the only option.
The perfect example of what TheFiscals want to end, is the transformation of one of America's greatest Cities just 45 years ago, the bankrupt City of Detroit, Michigan. Its falling real estate values created massive flight Capital, and the flight of the Middle Class to other States that have less Urban blight, resulting in a 30% unemployment rate and 65% Commercial vacancies in the suburbs. In a Society of renters, it is not logical nor viable, to burden property owners to pay ransom in the form of Bond debt, if the Public School System does not perform at a high level of Education for the Student. Less Education in a Society that cannot make informed decisions at the ballot box, only means more people who are unable to afford to own real estate to pay for future Education Bonds. If you want to eliminate this is Political Bipolar of Liberalism and another unintended consequence of the Progressivirus. The only firewall is to reinvent the Public School system. If you play along to get along with statists, the United States will not be able to compete on the World Stage. Look at "The Fix" when the brightest minds try to reform failed system.
Facebook's Founder gets Schooled by New Jersey Mayor Booker and his Statists
Mark and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg Philanthropy pledged $100 Million to Newark School District and it was misspent by consultants and focus groups with zero increase in graduation rates or new schools in Camden, New Jersey.
DoGoogleit yourself: "Schooled" The NewYorker issue May 19 2014"
A School District is obligated to elevate the intellectual possibilities of Children of the Inner City as top priority. These Students who live in the most socially challenged family units, in the poorest Neighborhoods, should not be condemned to a life of destitution and Public welfare on the backs of taxpayers. How does this form of coerced dependency benefit the Republic?
It does say allot about the integrity. $100 million donation wasted under the leadership Newark New Jersey School District under the leadership of Camden Mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie is proof positive that reform is impossible. After further review, an audit revealed a 'zero' new schools or improvement in test scores nor Graduation rates. After some investigation both officially and by NewYorker Magazine's Dale Russakoff revealed a sophisticated con job. New Jersey State Education Commissioners. Collectively these bureaucrats awarded management of Newark's Administration budget to reform Consultants. These Consultants were paid over $20 million in fees for case studies dumb alternatives. Companies like Tusk Strategies ($1.3 Million), and Global Education Advisors ($2.8 Million) were the first to admit that they received millions of dollars in Education Consulting fees to set up trial balloons, Teacher evaluation and retention programs, case studies, focus forums, and poorly attended Neighborhood meetings, that ultimately provided no empirical evidence that the Education conditions were improving for the Newark Students in the South Ward. The entrenched Statist School Board bureaucracy, opportunist Politicians, and the National Teachers Union political machinery, always brings out the opposition vote during Election.
"Parents understand that teaching is the fine art of painting on different canvases in one classroom all at the same time. Each Student is a potential painting, depicting a different story of happiness in self reliance or sadness on Government dependency. We Parents must treat Teachers as the artists they really are."
In Florida 'The Fix" is similar:
Neva King Cooper Special Needs School Principals end up in the County Motor Pool
When two principals tried unsuccessfully to study the conversion to charter idea and inform their faculty, MDPS officials implanted themselves at the at Neva King Cooper, to discourage a groundswell of support. Then Principals themselves sought to call the vote and were threatened with accusations of insubordination. As district officials showed up and embedded themselves at the school as watch dogs, parents lost faith in the process and no vote was held. Officials intimidated teachers and sent those staff members to demoted positions at Miami-Dade Parts Department for the bus fleet and another Principal was sent to maintenance department of the motor pool. These Principals dare think they could better manage the finances by converting the School to a Charter School.
Both Principals with doctorate degrees in Special Education, were suspended initially, then demoted with pay, to the motor pool parts department and the County's Motor Pool as drivers. This decision was made by several Assistant Superintendents at MDPS after depositions were taken by state investigators. Florida Inspector General Report later determined that MDPS was guilty of intimidation of the Principles and two years later the Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge came to the same conclusion. (One of most egregious intimidators was a Assistant Superintendent who was a Principal of the Key Biscayne K-8 Center). These strong arm tactics sent a clear message to all County School staff seeking to convert a District run School. Do it, and suffer humiliation and disrespect.
This culture in the Public School hierarchy, is unlikely to unite disgruntled Parents and complacent Teachers to reinvent the Public School System. The intimidation machine at the District, will protect its Billion Dollar Budget which includes higher paid District Officials, and plenty of taxpayer money to pay legal damages to Teachers if courts find culpability. In the Neva King Cooper case the Florida Inspector General Report determined that the MDPS Administration intimidated the Principals by suspending them and demoting to menial jobs for insubordination. A Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge also came to the same conclusion. To make matters worse, PTA Parents who may or may not mean well, will sabotage such efforts on the basis that they do not trust other Parent's intellect to serve on Governing Boards. After all, most Parents are led by the nose while ignoring classroom overcrowding, dilapidation, and continue to support General Revenue Bond referendums on Election Day.
In the vacuum, Parent Teachers Association (PTA) plays an integral role to make up for Budget shortfalls with robust fund-raising Campaigns. This Association also serves as watchdogs over disgruntled Parents who may going rouge. If you are a forward thinking mature Parent, you will want to change this paradigm. The passage of the Governing School Act as written below, then passing it in all  fifty States is job number one.
Do not wait a day next week or a day next month, or a month next year, reinvent today.
PTA organizations are infamous at taking Parent's kindness for weakness by swindling them into thinking the School is running a deficit. Parents are pressured for donations for arts & craft supplies, audio-visual equipment, and for paper and pencils while surpluses are siphoned to low performing Schools in the inner City that never improve. This is legal theft of the taxpayer. The Statist enigma in full view. As long as these methods are 'acceptable behavior', there is no chance to reform the Public School System. "Reform" is School Board Commissioners favorite word. This Public policy lexicon is synonymous with "more money" for Education and Teachers salaries. In their World, Education's is the failure of dysfunctional families. Politicians will answer this call to appease Teachers Unions to win the next reelection. Meanwhile nothing improves. The State Department and Federal Departments of Education will continue to misspend the money entrusted to them on curriculum testing, like Common Core not School buildings or facilities. The top down Federal funding dynamic to State allocation has no accountability. This School District funding mechanism is the most disguised redistribution of wealth in American governance, nothing more and nothing less.
The Conventional Charter School Movement is a slow boat to China while a INDIA and CHINA Graduate One Million Engineers yearly
Watching America continuing to fall behind the rest of the industrialized World should not be taken lightly. Foreign Students mostly from India and Asia have replaced 25-40% of American High School graduates at American Universities. Foreign Students received 50% of the applied for Science Scholarships to American Universities. Most graduates from India and China cannot find work available at home. Where do you think they are applying for High Tech jobs? American Companies abroad or in The United States. Many of these Foreign students are qualifying for most of American University Scholarships at the Graduate and Doctoral level as well in other Sciences in American Universities. Then they sent home to compete against the Unites States in a global economy.
Meanwhile American High School graduates are failing to pass Community College level courses or dropping out of College altogether. The remainder of High School graduates cannot afford or consider to go to College in order to work full time in low paying blue collar jobs. It explains why most of everything we consume, including the novelties like Apple Computers, iPhones and Microsoft products are made in China.
The question going forward is "How quickly can we transform, not reform"? The politically correct Charter School movement is only growing at the pace of overcrowding. School District will appear to be cooperating with the school choice proponents for this reason. But it will not tolerate to replacement of how public schools are managed nationwide. It has taken 25 years to recruit 10% of the Public School Student Body enrollment in throughout the United States. This math equates to 125 years to enroll 50% of the Student Body. The rest will continue to be ill prepared to hold a job. Dropping out of School altogether is the new normal. Time is of the essence as China India graduate one million engineers annually.
The vortex of new ideas for education requires parents at the helm. Modernizing our Schools on the backs of property owners coerced by the the will of the at large voter of renters is institutional theft by socialism. The present Parent Empowerment Law states that converted schools do not pay rent to the District to operate the governing school. Also beneficial to the Management is the direct student dollar is received directly from the Board of Education not the School Board of County Commissioners. This freedom allows a Parental Governing Board to pinpoint procurement inefficiencies, and excesses either by unnecessary acquisitions or duplication will remedy the opportunity retain budget surplus annually. This surplus will be reinvested back into the School for its expansion. Governing Schools showing surpluses year after year are more likely to receive Corporate sponsors from the local employers, philanthropists or from the area's largest companies like Universities.
The 'magic bullet' is the surplus in individual schools while shrinking the size of the inventory School District actually manage. This will make District more efficient and more effective to the Students.
Governing School Board members are elected by parents so while their Children are attending the respective school."
This school model facilitates Corporate Trusts and Corporation incentive to sponsor Governing Schools in exchange for tracking student achievement and job placement after graduation for high school. Especially if the school is establish with a particular trade. This affords the sponsor handing out Scholarships. This will lead to future job placement for Internships in particular Industries. This also facilitates a young person to define his or her career interests earlier in life. The alternative is the status quo, the American Daydream of the 20th Century. We TheFiscals understand that when creativity in Education is lost, there is nothing for happiness to follow.
What is essential in life, is to grow up and reinvent all things. The ability to make mistakes and to redeem oneself is the real pursuit of happiness. As we all become better individuals, as all good things and bad are temporary but welcomed with zeal. This aptitude requires maturity, wisdom and a positive outlook to ultimately achieve your private victory. This is the challenge of the human experience. Stay free, do better as a Country or perish as a Superpower. TheFiscals contend that if this system of mind control of the uneducated continues in the United States, we will go down in history as the first Free People to vote ourselves out of existence.