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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v9n47 (11/24/2010) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Ideas For the Waterfront and Beyond

Buffalo needs to think big, consistent with its world-class status in various existing ways, and in preparation for a viable and vibrant future. Here are some things worth thinking about:

A Modest Proposal For Education

Our current school system is broken and attempts to make it work have never been successful. We have a continual battle between the school board, parents, and unions that produce small increments of change and improvement, and we accept the terrible results for graduation and test scores. It’s like trying to keep the old car running when it has Ílong past its usefulness. It’s time for a sea change that will bring many protests from all sides. I would like to propose a new system of public education that would bring more harmony and better results for students, parents, and teachers, and therefore society as a whole.

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