There is a high school in Texas called Naaman Forest High School, who should be commended not only for putting the fun back into learning, but for their beliefs!
As a fundraiser, they allowed the seniors to pick out and purchase their parking spaces. The week before school started, the seniors were allowed to decorate their parking spaces and the results are amazing! Huffington Post did an article about the fundraiser and provided pictures. ( I will post a link at the end of the blog and a link to the school’s website.)
It seems as if education has gotten it all wrong in recent years with their longer hours, no recess breaks, and prison like attitudes. But then you come across schools who are getting it so right. They view their students as unique individuals, each learning differently, and have built mutual respect among the students and faculty. It gives you hope.
I have heard all of the arguments about having to have strict rules and measures implemented into troublesome schools. But what if each child was started out in schools with the focus being on the kids and not on how much paperwork we can give the teachers to do. Homework should be for those who did not finish the school work during the day. And then an after school study hall to help said students.
The difference in the best public schools and the worst is M-O-N-E-Y! And until we, voters, start demanding more funding to our educational system and less to their special ventures, things will never change. The bureaucracy must be taken out of our educational system!
But for now, I want to focus on the positive and the schools who are excelling, despite our government!
Check out the Huffington Post article… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/high-school-seniors-decorate-parking-spots_us_57c478d5e4b09cd22d91d20c?section=us_teen
Check out Naaman Forest High School… http://www.garlandisdschools.net/page.cfm?p=97
And I want to say “thank-you” for restoring my hope for the future of our children’s education!
God Bless You!
God Bless America!