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May 27, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Reforming doesn’t mean scapegoating

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Regarding education reform:

A child learns from his experiences, not from what we tell him. His experiences are gleaned from interacting and negotiating the environment in which he functions.

Schools are but a tiny element. A child is in school for 180 days each year and at home for the rest of the 365 days. He is home for 133 hours each week and only in school 35 hours, even less when he is absent.

Education reforms have been rehashed for centuries now, engendering idiotic laws and reauthorizations of the same idiotic laws — all focused on “reforming” schools.

If we really are serious about reforms, shouldn’t we focus on the total environment?

Isn’t it about time to correct our myopic visions to see the need to reconceptualize education based on present, and if it isn’t too much to ask, future contexts?

Blaming unions, passing right-to-work laws, and overall apathy toward the only true advocates for children are really idiotic.

When did logic go out of style?

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