Impressed by last night's topic of Education at the RNC? I was.
Education is wavering and the plans by the Republican party not only support children in the public schools, but those in charter, private and home schools. It puts into place not only stronger teacher accountability, but also a family's freedom of choice of schools they want to attend. Plans for the education of our children should be an important part of our voting decision this election.
I do believe Teacher's Unions have their place for sufficient wages, benefits and legal support. But because of their existence, many teachers are no longer are held accountable as individuals and their students are failing because of it. Students First should be the obvious route.
As a homeschooler, we have no wage bargaining or tuition funding. Our focus IS our children. I can only imagine that a turn in the right direction politically will let the world see education the way we do.
That's not the only element on the line… Visit me at Growing in Grace for my thoughts on the rest of the politics!