Many teachers and administrators are unclear as to the roles of the Child Study Team and the IEP process. A statewide educational policy is set by the board of education and a superintendent of schools is kept to keep a check of the functioning of the Department of Education. We need somebody who has the ability to balance fiscal responsibility and educational prestige in office; somebody who isn’t afraid of ruffling a few feathers to get things done. Beatty has repeatedly skirted the rules, side stepped the law and pushed hers and others personal agendas, at the expense of good people and the education of children.
Mann’s life story cannot be told here, but suffice to state that if he had not acted with energetic, single-minded dedication to what he believed was necessary, Massachusetts would not have passed the first compulsory education laws in 1852. The bonds’ proceeds may be excluded from federal and state income tax if used for higher education and income limits are met. Children begin to learn about character from their parents, long before they enter the educational arena.
Teachers’ welfare should be given priority by government to avoid unnecessary strikes in our educational sector while more qualified teachers should be employed to curb the present shortage of teachers in our schools. Excellent books on quality processes and measurement in education are available in a free catalog from ASQ Quality Press; PO Box 3005; Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005.
Dr. Collins told Beatty this was unacceptable and due to his inability to hear in the smaller room and the inability to video the meeting, the meeting needed to remain in the Board Room as indicated to allow him to participate and hear what was going on. This is when all hell broke loose. Having competent teachers, board members, and administrators are also a vital part of restructuring the educational system.
The end game, for which they actually lost, was to have the board ratify the contracts, after Beatty and Sellers gave the appearance the contracts were flawed and in some way illegal. With the influx of money pouring into the educational system from the government, schools would change dramatically for the better because that is the biggest issue in most public schools: lack of money. As for teachers, the educational system should make sure that the best teachers are chosen for the positions and evaluations should be given frequently. Once eligibility has been determined and the parent has signed consent an Individualized Education Program may be written.