Concerned Hamburger came across the below posting on the blog of Diane Ravitch (purple below)- it is something to think about. While those in the Hamburg School Community have been pointing the finger at each other, it is time that the camps that have been created come together and acknowledge the real spooks and goblins who are destroying the American Public Education System- the very backbone of our Republic. The children of America particularly those in New York State are being robbed of the education that their parents and grandparents enjoyed and on which our society has been built. Parents, teachers, administrators, community members, Board of Education members and students across America far outnumber the few who are attempting to systematically dismantle what was once the jewel in the crown of the American Republic- education. Concerned Hamburger implores all members of the Hamburg Community and communities across this state to focus the lens on the real culprits in the mass confusion that has plagued schooling for the last decade- the superstructure of the Federal and State Governments and private interests.
In America, schooling is a local matter.
The challenges to the new Hamburg Board of Education far exceed Google subpoenas, civil lawsuits and mudslinging. The new Hamburg Board is faced with the challenges of pushing back the undesired uninvited influences of Albany, Washington and Wall Street on our schools. It is the challenge of this new board to come together with diverging opinions yet common goals to bring education back home and back to the basics. The Hamburg Board of Education and school community is representative of smart, vocal, strong, creative and clearly bold individuals who would best serve by harnessing their energies in making Hamburg the school system it once was, and a place were outside interests should fear to tread.
Concerned Hamburger will continue to focus on the matters related to schooling and education in Hamburg Central School District, but hopes moving forward under a new Board of Education and Superintendent the reporting will focus on the efforts to expel the bad interests and restore a fine institution that is reflective of the local community and not the interests of Albany and Washington.
The Badass Teachers Association (BAT) is a growing number of teachers who are fed up with the direction of education. Concerned Hamburger is not agreeing nor disagreeing with the "BAT", but rather fines the letter to BAT from Mrs. Ravitch applicable to all, including all in the Hamburg School community.
Desperate times calls for desperate measures.
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