Challenged to work for better schools
Education continues to be a main feature, in our daily newspapers and other media, especially where our schools are concerned. As students embark-on a new school year-the challenge to improve our schools continues in all areas.
After all, in this day and age it is a must that the citizens of this republic be the best educated-if possibleif only for the sake of survival. We have heard talk of a return to the basics, more discipline, better teachers and merit pay. Certainty, in retrospect, all these things are of value. Education, which at one time was a privilege of a few is now the concern of all.
Schools continue to implement long-range goals to bring pride and excellence in the schools. In reality, our schools can only continue to improve when they are supported by parents and the public becomes fully committed to helping improve our schools.
The challenge to work for better schools can only take place; if parents insist that their youngsters be in school everyday-ready to learn. Further, schools can continue to improve: if parents monitor the amount of time they allow their children to watch television shows, surfing the internet, talking countless hours on the phone-time that could be devoted to study and improvement of the mind.
Finally, the challenge to work for better schools can only become a reality if all of us are aware that “schools can only do so much!” We can improve our schools not only with more dollars but also with a greater concern for our schools in the drive towards excellence. In closing, I feel that all of us, should be proud of the job the majority of our teachers and others are doing; in teaching and preparing our youngsters to live in a changing, complex and challenging world.