Here's another musical interlude for your enjoyment:
Courtesy of Sonny and Cher..."The Beat Goes On." The question is: Whose beat are you going to follow?
You have two choices. One is to follow the beat of Arne Duncan and Company. This beat will cause you to give up local and state control and buy into unfunded mandates. The drums are coming closer and closer to your school district. The state of Missouri answered to this drum beat by buying into control even though it didn't receive Race to the Top funding:
Our State Board of Education gave away state and local control for federal mandates. This is not the drum beat I believe most Missourians would want to follow. I also believe most Americans don't want to follow this "beat". Read this recent post from American Thinker:
Bill Costello writes quite eloquently what we have been blogging about these last few months. Read his statistics and refer to the graph at the top of this blog. Take time to read the comments from the readers; they are as enlightening as Costello's points. You will read stories from those in the educational trenches.
Don't believe the myth of more money and control will create better schools. This myth is almost as old as this youtube clip.