Making Democracy Work

Education

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Education

The League supports equal opportunity for education throughout the Flint Public School System and the developent of each child's maximum potential, with the following standards:

  • All elementary schools should be provided with media centers that at the very least meet recognized minimal standards. Elementary schools should be provided with materials and equipment necessary for the execution of a basic science program. Elementary schools should be provided with art and music programs that meet standards to be established by the State Board of Education.
  • The educational needs of exceptional students should be adequately met (e.g., academically talented, physically and mentally handicapped, students with behavior problemms, etc.)
  • Policies and standards relating to academics, discipline and conduct, and extra curricular activities should continually be reviewed and applied consistently throughout the system. Those policies and standards should be available for public review.
  • Only teachers who have met the requirements of the State Board of Education and are certified should be hired. All schools should equally share inexperienced teachers.
  • Methods of financing other than "pay as you go" should continue to be utilized in the modernization and building of schools.
  • The Flint Board of Education should share responsibility for public schools with the general public and with community school councils in such ways as reviewing school philosophy, making candid reports to the public about successes, failures, and plans so that the general public and the community councils can actively share in determining priorities and policies.
  • The Flint School System should take advantage of accreditation services offered to junior high schools by the North Central Association.

(Updated 1976)
(Updated 2002)