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I value classrooms that either have less students per teacher or classroom assistants. The budget cuts are forcing schools to add more students per class and this is hurting individual attention that is critical for students to progress.
Although technology is a part of our world, we need to teach students to be able to function without technology. Technology can cost a lot of tax dollars and it is preventing our children from thinking independently and socially. I want to see less technology and more reading. I would like to see bans on cell phones for students as well as teachers in the classroom environment.
I am a non traditional college student and I see first hand the lack of writing skills, math and basic English that Oregon high school grads do not comprehend. Our children should be able to write a sentence after graduating from any Oregon high school and this is not happening. We didn't have these problems when I was growing up, and I think we really need to get back to basics.
We should never cut music or art out of the budget. Arts and humanities make for a well educated student. PE is a necessity for today's video crazed, sedentary children.
The size of our house has become more important than the education that our children receive. We as Americans are maxed out on credit and can't afford to support our schools anymore. Most people do not want to admit it, but that is reality. We must get back to basics and do everything we can to get our children back on the right track. Today's children are tomorrow's leaders and that should be more important than anything else in the budget. I get very frustrated that people to do not want to support schools yet they enjoy their 3,000 square foot homes. Something is wrong here!
If I were to cut anything out of the budget, it would be administrative costs and foregin languages.
posted 2 years, 11 months ago
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