I watched a TV report today that makes me think that the politicians have no brains even more than I have thought at other times.
There is a school in Waco, Texas, that has had failing grades for 5 years. They keep wanting to close it, so the children can go to another school that is getting passing grades. A couple of the people on the council are fighting this as they have done so for the past 5 years. I wonder how the children are doing? They after all, are the ones stuck in a school that is NOT teaching properly, the students are not passing the Texas Assessment tests, which means that they are not learning. Yet, these people on the council cannot see that the school needs to be closed. The teachers are not doing what they are being paid to do, which is teach. There is $8,000 per student being spent, while in a school with passing grades only $4,000 per student is being spent.
I wonder where the extra money is going, for it obviously is not going for the students to learn. One of the council members says he does not want the students to be bussed. At another school they would have a chance in life, a chance to be educated, not to pass time.