FACT Report: August 28, 2013

Education Reform Requires Mom and Dad (August 28, 2013)

A study released last week on public education in Tennessee showed that spending on administration is far outpacing spending in the classroom and that there is no statistically significant correlation between spending and student achievement.  However, the problem in public education is not just how money is being spent or how much, but our spending is trying to make up for something that is indispensible to a good education  –  a functional family unit.

For example, schools spend money on character education, and well-funded organizations have arisen to support them.  But character is best learned at home where a mom and a dad live responsibly. No amount of money can replace what good parents can do for free.

Until we address the root of the problem – the dissolution of the traditional family – don’t expect real education reform.

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Read more about this issue in David Fowler’s recent commentary, Fruitless Efforts in Education Reform