Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Take Back Our Schools Rally II

This photo says it all. It was nice to see so many families that care at the rally.

20 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

These arguments seem to be world-wide. I just wish that whatever they decide to do, they then leave things alone for a while rather than the constant changes which afflict education at present.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that children are getting involved in this.

Luis Gomez said...

Great shot!

Tanya Breese said...

these state tests are getting out of hand.

Rick Forrestal said...

Great rally.
Important cause.

LONDONLULU said...

Hooray, getting young students in on the act! I could not agree more with that sign.

TexWisGirl said...

*sigh*

Sharon said...

I just heard a story on NPR this morning about how some colleges are now not asking for SAT scores as part of their admission criteria. They feel those tests eliminate some people who have great potential but just don't test well.

Lowell said...

Before I retired from teaching, the emphasis had already morphed into teaching the test. The powers-that-be insisted that was not the case, but they were lying. In fact our principal actually said she thought schools should teach only math and reading and skip the rest.

Education should be focused on helping youth understand how to think and process as well as learning the fundamentals needed to survive well in life.

Forget algebra, though! How many times have you used algebra in your life?

Actually, quite a few when you think about it. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

People power! You captured a fine image here Randy, this is where it all begins!

Halcyon said...

Wow! I never thought I'd see kids demonstrating for more school. Although I was always a keener myself. ;-)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You're right. Sign and photo both sends a powerful message.

VP said...

Very nice shot, but I am not sure the kid is aware of what is going on.

RedPat said...

I don't really know what the issues are, Randy, but I can imagine and so it is so good to see people out there making their opinions known!

cieldequimper said...

I so agree with John. Constant changes, no more learning by heart or with any logic can't really help...

EG CameraGirl said...

Education is a hot issue in so many places! I hope New Mexicans get the changes they want!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Oh ! I wish we can do that in our country.

parker said...

Peaceful freedom to assemble for your cause is alive and well!

Kate said...

Schools too often reflect community values and it is critical for families to become involved!!

Thérèse said...

A very powerful message! I like that.