Building Blocks of KnowledgeJan 08, 2011 // Anthony Isabel
The 1.5 billion dollar budget cut California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger imposed on public schools is having devastating consequences. California’s public education was already ranked 47th in the nation before its limited resources were further diminished. Thanks to budget cuts most public schools have had to cut art, music and theater. Not to mention classroom sizes have doubled and staff numbers have been halved.
These developments have made it so that kids in the California public school system are getting less then a second rate education. Text books are outdated (and hanging on by a limb) and teachers are overworked and overwhelmed, which means the students are not getting the attention they need. When teachers have to change a lesson plan originally meant for thirty into one for fifty the quality and the effectiveness of the plan gets washed away in the chaos of the classroom.
Sadly, not all parents have the financial luxury of pulling their children out of public school and enrolling them into private school. For those parents who own a business they have the option of taking out a small business cash advance and using those funds to pay private school tuition or supplementing their child’s public school education with a tutor. The most important gift a parent can ever give their child is a good education; the more a child knows the more possibilities they have.