When I was growing up, the county board of education elections meant something. The people my parents elected to this board had a lot to do with what was taught us children. Slowly, this began to change, or maybe it was already changing. The people elected did less and less.
The reason that this took place is that most of the educational decisions are being made at the federal level. Most school systems are being dictated to by daddy government what the children will be taught and in what manner. But, it looks like Trump will be changing that soon.
One of the things that Trump has said he will do in the first 100 days is address the education system in our country.
At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office.
School Choice And Education Opportunity Act. Redirects education dollars to give parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.
This will essentially mean the hold that the state schools have had on American families will be broken. It will effectively cut off the main excuse that parents make for not homeschooling or Christian schooling their children; i.e., money.
We can only pray that Trump is serious about allowing the parents and the community decide what and how their children will be taught. But if he does not, he will not be the first to say one thing and do another.
But, for now, it is not a broken promise.