Let's change education so we can actually TEACH kids what they need to know!

Let's change education so we can actually TEACH kids what they need to know!

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Denise Blair started this petition to Teachers and

Teachers all over America, in every state and every district, are overworked and need YOUR help.  Your average teacher is working about 60 hours a week....just to get the job "done". But what they are working on isn't always lesson plans. What they are working on is time-consuming, non-result yielding paperwork which seems to increase every year.  This includes Read Plans, IEP's, SLO's, UAR's, PGP's, and every other acronym you can think of....all in the name of improving student achievement.  What's with all the paperwork and excessive amount of meetings that take up plan time during the actual work day? Political B.S. 

America's low achievement rates have taken a toll on the very beings it wishes to "help"- students and teachers.  These are the foundational players in this game of education...yet, their input seems to mean little in the grand scheme of things.  Teachers have become robots having to comply with all of the new policies and regulations put into place to help remedy our embarrassing scores. In 2017, only 40% of 4th graders and 33% of 8th graders were proficient in math.  In reading, only 35% from both 4th and 8th grades were proficient....and this has been the trend for DECADES.  So, if all of these new programs, rules, regulations, laws, etc. put into place to improve student achievement aren't working, and teachers are working now more than ever...what's it all for? 

In this day and age, our children need us more than ever and the current education system is doing little to prepare them for the real world.  The education standards are geared towards preparing students to succeed in college and to get an amazing well paying job- if they can accomplish them; better yet, if teachers have time to actually teach them, and teach them well.  But where are the standards that teach our kids that relationships are the most important thing in life, and that work ethic, manners and respect, get you way more than being able to figure out the perimeter of someone's make believe yard.  We all know that 80% of what we currently know in our jobs...we learned ON THE JOB. We live in a dangerous era where kids are disconnecting from real, living, human relationships. Parents are becoming less connected and teachers have become the brunt of children's behavioral issues.  Our children are becoming less interested and less motivated.  Let's revamp the system and start reconnecting with children in a way that fosters love and REALITY.  Let's have more options for trade-schools, and provide our lower ability students a chance at life and success.  EDUCATION NEEDS AN OVERHAUL AND WE NEED  TEACHERS, PARENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, POLITICIANS, AND ADVOCATES TO PUT A HALT TO THE CURRENT NONSENSE WE CALL "EDUCATION".  

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