Now, the halls are empty. The lunchroom
is silent. The desks are still. The blackboards
are bare. The walls whisper.
As we look back over the past year, we
Do our national, state and local politicians
really want a superior quality education for our
children? In spite of all the affirmative propaganda
they offer, we think not.
And what's worse, we have a sneaky suspicion
that most American parents are not overly concerned
If parents were deeply concerned, wouldn't we
question why we can easily afford to spend
million of dollars on school buildings, but,
at the same time, we find it extremely difficult
to find the few thousands of dollars needed to
hire more qualified teachers so that the teacher-
pupil ratio in the classroom could be lowered.
Simply arithmetic and common sense should
indicate a greater chance of success if our
teachers are more proficient in their chosen
fields, and if the teacher-pupil ratio were decreased.
For our kids, school's out. But for our politicians and
our citizenry, it's time to do our homework.