kevin asked in TravelCanadaOther - Canada · 2 months ago

should local school boards be abolished?

In japan, all public schools are controlled by a massive centralised bureaucracy in tokyo.

to the japanese the very idea that a regional part of japan having a different set of standards and curriculum from mainstream japan, sends a cold shiver down their spine and into their very soul.

why cant america become a highly centralised unified nation state and exterminate local control ?

japan covid 19 response has been better then the united states so isnt that one reason that a massive centralised federal government with a single set of standards for everyone, is a good thing?

11 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    This has NOTHING to do with Travel or Canada.

    Go bother people in the Polls & Surveys section.

  • JuanB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No.  If Japan jumped off a bridge, would you jump of too?

    And School Boards or no school boards has little to do with Covid.  Even if it was a large factor, Covid would be gone by the time you implemented your school board ban and replace it.  Besides, EVERY country covid 19 response has been better than the USA.  Some of them even have school boards system.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    How about we let schools be run by those actually having to work in schools with actual kids? Teachers and those in education. Yes, absolutely, have input from parents and the community at large. But standardized testing is buullshit. All it does is make sure kids can memorize a few things, then vomit them back out at the correct time. That isn't learning. This also does not teach critical thinking or thinking in any way. Which is the point, isn't it? If you don't teach kids to think, they won't grow up to question anything or even know how to question what's going on around them.

    Children also learn in a variety of ways. There isn't one single way to teach kids, let alone test them. Schools should not be run like a business. They are not a business.

    Give the education of American students back to teachers, back to educators, back to those who actually work in this field. Bring back all the subjects that are being lost or crowded out. That includes the arts. Music has been linked to both learning math better and to learning languages that much easier. Drama teaches how to think on your feet, how to speak clearly and precisely, how to interpret text. Drawing is hand-eye coordination, spatial relationships, different ways to look at a problem to be solved. It's all interconnected in education. Singling out testing as the end all be all hasn't been working for years. To double down, have more testing is such a goddamn blind GOP thing to do. 

    There's also going after public schools as a way to make sure people stay dumb and easily led. Can't have real education as that's dangerous to the GOP bottom line.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The US should be considering the precedent set by China!

    "China has teachers who are most comfortable and trained to use education technology whereas Japan is dead last among all participating countries and economies.” Furthermore, Japan’s public schools don’t have the resources to furnish students with devices like iPads."

    Source(s): The Japan Times In era of COVID-19, a shift to digital forms of teaching in Japan Teachers are having to re-imagine their roles entirely amid school closures BY J.J. O'DONOGHUE
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  • 2 months ago

    When you look at a country like USA you think the states are just like regions in England. But the USA is such a massive country, they have broken down into territories and states which are countries in themselves, many being comparable in size and population to European nations. And I am not just talking size and population. These states have individual cultures, sports teams, flags, and songs about them. 

    So I have some pity on Washington D.C. for handling the affairs of the nation by designating powers. It's probably the only way they can do it. 

  • Wundt
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    This is a tough question.  I generally support a standardized curriculum.  However our current Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, is a perfect example of the dangers of centralized control.  I would support a national control of our education system if we could ensure it was outside of political influence (i.e. it was controlled by educators and experts... and not political appointees).

  • y
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Our rights, state rights, prevent that sort of control from the federal or central government. At least it is suppose to. But every decade it seems, we keep getting closer and closer to that democrat dream.

  • 2 months ago

    US Republicans said no until school boards started saying they might teach a curriculum the Confederates opposed and that they might not fully open in the fall.  Now the Republicans want total federal control of schools.

  • Jeff
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Well, largely because States Rights are a part of our US Constitution.

    But for people who sit idle in their BuyBull-Home-School classrooms

    and learn NOTHING, including NOTHING about real history, it comes

    as no surprise that this sort of topic is completely foreign to you.

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    nope, should keep that in the hands of the locals .......................

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