A Silicon Valley School that Doesn't Compute
Can you imagine a school attended by the children of Silicon Valley executives from eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Hewlett-Packard sending their children to a nine-classroom school without computers? Schools nationwide have "rushed to supply their classrooms with computers, and many policy makers say it is foolish to do otherwise. But some parents and educators have a message: computers and schools don't mix." See At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology can Wait.
"This is what educational freedom and parental school choice are all about. Every K-12 school should be a 'choice school' and the dollars (per-pupil funding) should follow the child. Common Core is so insidious because of its mandated top-down, one-size-fits-all approach. Charter schools are transforming K-12 education through the market principles of competition and choice. No child is ever assigned to attend a charter school; charter schools must compete to enroll students and therefore must be fully responsive and accountable to parents. We need to empower parents and give them the full range of choices across all educational options. That's the only way to ensure accountability and sustained academic performance. Free markets really work"! Frank Riggs, gubernatorial candidate for Governor of Arizona