"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." - Thomas Jefferson 1820

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Friday, July 20, 2012

MEW Presentation On The State of Education In Missouri

Last night we gave a presentation on the state of education in Missouri to a group of concerned motivated citizens. They say you have to pick your battles.  The subject of education is very broad and the system as a whole is very entrenched. We will have to take many bites of this apple to get where we would really like to be. For this presentation we tried to focus on the issues of control and finance and identified actions people could take to address those issues within the our state. See the whole presentation here or on the page link in the side bar of the blog.

Watch this blog for a petition to get Missouri out of Common Core Standards and return control for our curriculum to the state and our local school boards, coming soon.

If you are interested in reading more about the history of how we got where we are in American education, we recommend Charlotte Iserbyt's book in our enrichment area "The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America."

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