Most states probably have foolish, irresponsible politicians making stupid decisions regarding the education of our children, but I think Michigan has to rise to the top of the list–of stupid.
In an era where public school students are the most deficient in the world (at least it seems that way), politicians, Aric Nesbitt (R) and Phil Potvin (R) have proposed House Bill 4072 and House Bill 4102, respectively, under the caption of “lowering high school standards” by eliminating foreign language requirements. There was another similar bill HB 4073, proposed by yet another politician–Edward McBroom (R) to reduce or revise the math, social sciences and physical education requirements so students can have more electives. Does anyone else see a problem here?
The Republicans want to eliminate the courses that would help our students in a global academic environment and yet, they keep cutting funding for education so there a few to none electives for which they will provide adequate funding.
Let’s see if I have this right: Dummy down the curriculum requirements, and let the students get fat and lazy so they can do… what?
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