Almost everyone can agree on this one simple thing: Education is important. When we think about sending our children to school, public or private, we hope that they will have the best experiences they can have there. We hope they will thrive in a loving and nurturing environment provided by licensed, experienced professionals.
While I don't have any children of my own that are of school age, I do have a few friends that do. So, in order to keep up in the conversation with my mommy friends, I've been reading about our school systems all over the country. I have to say that I am appalled by some of the stories I have encountered as of late. With each story came a little bit more disgust. Recurring themes popped out at me as I read and I realized what our biggest problems in schools today are (with the exception of teacher lay-offs and severe budget cuts--which are both separate topics of their own for another time). I narrowed them down to the three that happened to rub me the wrong way, this time.