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Why Your Child’s School May Be Failing Your Child
- June 7, 2013
- Posted by: Randall Reiners
- Category: Picking the Best School
Did you know that today’s educational system is based on a model from the 1800’s? Our system is still designed to move people from farm jobs to factory assembly jobs130 years later, see Sir Ken Robinson at:
In fact, the United States recently ranked 17th out of 50 in the latest study carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Texas standards are 49th out of 50 states and Texas refuses to move to the higher common core standards of the other 48 states. In fact, Texas public schools filed a joint lawsuit to keep things like the 1900’s. This is 2013 isn’’t it?
In this educational climate it’s important to know why your school may be failing your child and more importantly what to do about it.
If your children are attending the “free” public schools in your city. There are some key facts to know:
- Public schools are highly regulated
- They spend $13,000 to $25,000 per student per year
- Only 31 cents of that money goes to education
- The No Child Left Behind education forces schools to focus on a model that all children should in the bottom twentieth percentile
- Private schools are also broken but in different ways.
- Less regulation, but less oversight in educational standards in some ways
- Emphasis on being selective versus performance
- Can be a significant financial investment
While no parent wants to hear their choice for their child might not be the best option, it’s essential to look at the facts. Today’s children have to be able to thrive in a changing world that is increasingly competitive. The guaranteed job for life died in our generation, imagine what challenges your children will face.
Yorktown Education focuses on getting your children prepared with the relevant knowledge they need to succeed with life skills, responsibilities and an environment that fosters their passions. We believe rigorous work is what’s needed not harder work. Talk to us today to find out why our graduates are better prepared for the future that awaits them.