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  •  Maybe partially compliant... (0+ / 0-)

    the goals of their tier three public schools would be to make them as compliant as possible, failing to somehow move them into the tier two category or transferring them to a tier two school.

    I like your breakout of the different school stakeholders and their agendas, though I would add the students as another stakeholder category with a unique take and a unique impact on the process.

    So addressing your breakdown...

    1. Teachers - Could make ed better IMO by demanding more control of their school and its decision-making apparatus including curriculum and educational methodology.

    2. Taxpayers - Might be motivated to pay more in taxes if there was more local community involvement (including by teachers taking more control in item 1).

    3. Parents - Can work with their kids to take more ownership of the kids learning process which might involve more activity outside of school and either full-time, part-time or no school attendance.

    4. Corporations & 1% - Are taken out of their dominant role in managing the public education process but continue to support campaigns to encourage careers in growing fields (like science).

    5. Students - Are expected to play more of a role calling the shots of their own education which is not assumed to be cookie-cutter and like everyone else's, but a unique mix of learning assets and venues for their unique needs.

    I would say our ed system suffers from the path of least resistance around centralization, standardization and regimentation that worked for a control model in the 19th and 20th century, but is keeping it from evolving in the 21st.

    Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

    by leftyparent on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 11:37:42 AM PDT

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