Only nineteen percent of children entering 10th grade locally will leave some educational institution with a “certificate” 10 years later.
This seems to indicate our educational system is devoting virtually all of it’s resources to 19% of it’s student population, while making virtually scant provisions for the other 81 % of students who will also have to prepare for their futures and feed their families.
This is not new information.
But, as we know, education is business, and money-oriented.We hear today how the root cause in Clallam Countys’ education issue is competition for students–for the per-student funds they represent. Once again, as with so many institutions, public and private, it comes down to finding funds to pay for salaries, to keep the institution going. Or another way of saying this, the employees of the institution work to maintain the institution, so that they have salaries.
So, the vast majority of our (student) population goes virtually un-served, and the School Board shuts down one of the few venues that caters for that need, using the excuse of the costs of providing those meager services, a tiny fraction of the Districts multi-million dollar annual operating budget, as a reason.
19% gets virtually all resources.
81% gets virtually nothing.
Does this make sense?