Recently the California Teachers Association is advocating for more spending for education. However due to this volatile economic climate they are asking for too much at the wrong time. Even if we fed our education spending to be increased 100 percent and became the top spender in public education, it is likely that education will not improve.
The solution for our education problem is to mandate that 70% of our education funds go actually into the classroom or the school the student belongs to. Also, we should tell parents that teachers are not the total end-all for student achievement, but parents are also part of the equation for student success. Teachers can only do so much for student achievement, but a student’s desire for learning is also influential in how a student achieves.
It is cultural fact of life that those demographics that encourage achievement and success will make it to the top. We just have to make it where we can spread the culture to all ethnic groups and income levels.