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She’s Back! Infamous Michigan Bureaucrat Now Tells ‘Incapable’ Parents to ‘Stay Informed’

Doug3370 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:01 AM
As a question of fact, it's just "true" that parents often don't know what's best for their kids. They don't know which medicine is best for an infection. They don't know which math topic is best learned next. They don't know a lot of things. Nobody knows everything, or even any significant fraction of all that there is to know. Teachers don't know everything either, but there is such a thing as subject-field knowledge and a good teacher has that.
restoreliberty Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:39 PM
Unfortunately far too few teachers have core subject knowledge. At the elementary level very few teachers have English or Math degrees and many do not know grammar or basic math any better than their students. There are thousands of home school networks across the country that are fully capable of lending guidance, course material, and swap services for specialized subjects and insuring that your child's personalized curriculum covers all the necessary and extraneous subjects that both the parent and child desire. My daughters were taught various subjects by college professors, native language speakers in French, Spanish, and German, and they studied math through calculus as well as ALL the sciences in a home school network.

Debbie Squires, the infamous Michigan Elementary/Middle School Principals Association bureaucrat who told a Michigan legislative committee that parents may not know what is best for their children is now saying they should “stay informed” and “voice their concerns to legislators,” according to Hometownlife.com.

Squires was addressing a group focused on school aid and urged attendees to talk to legislators to stop school choice legislation, such as the parent trigger or expanded for-profit options.

Earlier this year, Squires came under fire for telling the House Education Committee that while parents may want what is best for their children, they may not...