The Nebraska State Education Association is really misleading readers with the old adage that to "cut education" is to hurt our children.
The problem with education, is that it needs more than cuts to feel the pain. It needs flat-out reform from the top down.
The first thing that needs to be done is to eliminate the Department of Education at the federal level. We need to reduce the "education bureaucracy" our governments have created.
Our children cannot get a good education because there are too many federal mandates and too much control. Local control of education and parental control of their children is the answer. (DHHS can you hear me?)
As school choice week approaches Jan 23-29, citizens should educate themselves on alternatives to the failed government-controlled public education school system.
We need new approaches to education reform, like Choice, privatization, vouchers, homeschools. Something besides what we are doing now.
Quit guilt-tripping parents over cuts and get to the "real pain." "Your pain," not the children's pain. The pain of the Government having the dough, the power, the agencies, the bloated jobs and bureaucracy, unions and lobbyist and bought off politicians.
As long as citizens buy this "guilty don't touch me or it will hurt your kids" propaganda, they will forever be protected from the bureaucracy's desperately needed demise.
Teachers, parents, school boards, taxpayers. It's time to do something different if you really care about the education of our children.
Contact your legislators and demand education reform, not just "cuts."
Tea Party Patriot and concerned citizen