Fri 5 Sep, 2014 09:10 am
I was watching the Fox News morning interview to the current Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley.
He claims that education has improved a lot in Maryland, and that a great step for this purpose has been, as an example, the fixing and building of safe new schools.
To start, believing that a new building will "improve" education is like to wear an overall, drop some used oil to it and claim that because you are dressed that way you are a car mechanic.
The building of schools is good for the economy, but is not directly related to the education itself.
In this matter, Martin O'Malley is deviating the truth, and is pulling voters to seek for Brown, who is another faker. (By the way, Brown uses so much make up in his ads that he looks gay).
Reality is that public education is fair in Maryland, due to distribution of preferences according to the geographic areas. Education is average in areas like Potomac, but well below average in areas like Oxon Hill, Bladensburg, etc.
And in the "poor areas" is so below the average accepted level of education, that the policy of making students to pass grades without learning anything still is in charge and enforced. When the student can't pass a written test, the teacher writes the word "progressing" instead of an "f". At the end of the school year, all the students will receive "diplomas", even the ones who are problematic students, they will receive one implying good assistance, improvement, and whatever. The idea is not to cause them "a trauma" when these low average students see others who are receiving rewards at the end of the school year.
The truth is that if the teachers are honest and the policy in public schools is to let pass the grades only to students who obtain a "C "and upwards, we should witness lots of teenagers going to elementary school for years and years. This is how bad the public education is in several geographic areas of Maryland, and Martin O'Malley knows it, but he has decided to make cosmetic repairs by building more schools as "his" solution.
On the other hand, many parents won't care about the education of their children, they just want a free babysitter while they are working in two jobs, or drinking/doing drugs all day long, etc. So, here we have the reason why there is no complaint from the parents side about the current public education system applied to certain areas of Maryland.
In simply words, this is injustice, this is discrimination, this is anything but a good job of a Governor.
He can lie and pretend that he works for all Marylanders, but when his work in public education is under scrutiny shows that Martin O'Malley is just another failure, and that Brown will be the continuation of a fake education improvement.
Trouble is that nothing better is expected from any Republican candidate.