Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Superintendent Writes... How Well Meaning Politicians Hurt Students - Part 1

In response to the 11/15/16 post, “How Well Meaning Politicians Hurt Students,” a LYS Superintendent writes:


I found today’s post not profound, but interesting.  I like interesting. The effects described would be hard to prove but seem intuitively obvious. An interesting research project would be to determine the effects of rapidly changing government policy on fragile students. My premise is probably accurate as far as harm goes: policy changes dictate structural changes dictate environmental changes.

Funny how high performing districts seem to have consistent leadership throughout the district. Coincidence? I think not. Consistency of adults leads to consistency for children. That matters. If it didn't matter then broken homes and single parent households wouldn't matter, yet we know they do.

Inconsistent government policies likely introduce the same instability for children that home dysfunction and divorce do. Yet we see government policies as trying to improve society even as they introduce inconsistency and turmoil thus likely a net negative for the very children such policies purport to protect.

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