KIDS FIRST, for a change!
Find funds to retain skilled teachers
The most forceful driver of student success is great teaching. Prince George's County Board of Education must place a higher value on retaining our skilled teachers. In return, the budget becomes manageable and the purpose of grade-school education remains: to teach, to learn, and to educate.
Invest in innovative teaching strategies and technologies
The defination of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and experiencing different results. Long gone are the days of the old dusty chalk board and teachers who teach from a boring book. It's time to require that our teachers prepare students for both now and the future through innovative teaching strategies and with leading technological resources.
Raise school standards and student achievement
Low expectation of students yield low academic results. If you demand that students reach higher heights, then many of them will suprise you and achieve great things!
Support the home environment
The African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child" could not be more approximately fitting here. As a society, we can not just rely on parentsto reinforce and teach at home. When home-parenting is lacking, we need to depend more on our school to fill the gap.
Transform public opinion through transparency
Our school's entrusted leaders must understand that the school operates out of tax-payer's dollar. Therefore, our schools must not shy away from any budgetary oversight. It's important that all funds are being used in honest persuit of educating our kids.