RIGHTS and FREEDOMS
PART. II. PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Section. 4. Any teacher, principal, commissioner or contractor may be terminated by a majority vote of the teachers and parents and students of the school:
Second rate, hapless, careless, poorly performing personnel at all levels will be discovered and fired. The power in education today lies with bureaucratic overlords who put their self interests above that of the students and teachers, and have somehow managed to keep the parents in a subservient position when it’s the parents who are paying for everything! The Valentine Constitution instead puts the power in the hands of the teachers, students and parents, and shifts the focus from bureaucracy back to education.
… teachers will be paid no less than double the minimum wage (of $20/hr):
The Valentine Constitution recognizes teaching as one of the most important jobs in our society, since these caring, dedicated professionals teach our children the values and behavior necessary for a productive, well adjusted Citizenry. We must pay a decent wage to ensure that we have plenty of quality teachers educating our children. Teachers now typically use one of their paychecks to set up their classrooms at the beginning of each year and another for supplies during the year! These are selfless people who love our children, and should be adequately compensated for their engrossing, patient, heartfelt work.
… shall receive free basic health and dental clinic on campus:
We cannot attract quality teachers unless we are competitive in the marketplace and offer the benefits typically provided by other jobs. Providing teachers with access to campus clinics already treating students will be inexpensive and ensure that the people who are around our children are not sick.
… tenure will be abolished:
Our schools will not be safe havens for mediocre, uncaring, lazy teachers who undermine the culture of improvement and positivity created by professional teachers trying hard to provide supportive learning environments and set good examples for students.
Section. 2. … a relationship class:
Counters cliques, bullying and rumors with truth, sharing, communication, understanding and maturity. Allows students to get to know their teachers as real people out in the real world with problems and concerns of their own. Results in a more respectful and obedient classroom.
… a problem solving class:
New methods and tried and true time-saving techniques allow teachers to relate their lessons to real world solutions.
… 1 parenting class per week with a parent sitting in:
Parents, teachers and students will discuss their issues with each other to find the most effective, acceptable and courteous ways for teachers and parents and children to interact with each other.
SPEAK POWER to POWER
Nonprofits, protests, parties, candidates, Presidents with 2 house majorities, none have solved our persistent problems. Instead, polarized sides concern themselves and us in the petty details of their competing investigations. Valentine puts the solutions we need into written legislation we can demand by reserving our votes for candidates who support ratification.
Women and LGBTs want equal rights and pay. Parents want schools that develop children’s gifts into profitable skills. Un(der)employed adults want similar free after school classes. Workers prefer a $20 minimum wage to welfare. Blacks want a fair policing and court system. Fiscal conservatives want accountable, deficit free government and a single 5% tax. Environmentalists, fishermen, etc want sustainable energy, farming, fishing and forestry practices. Celebrities want an end to the paparazzi; and gun owners would agree to background checks. Our current Constitution fails on these issues. This constitution includes them all, and our foundations and rights.
With inclusive legislation to team up behind, this coalition of left and right voters is powerful enough to dictate the outcome of any election. Add sports, music and movie celebrities, and nonprofits dedicated to these provisions, and this constitution will be easily ratified. Polling will force candidates to vote FOR RATIFICATION or not be (re)elected. Recommend ratification, in person, on social media, post a selfie or selfeo saying “Ratify The Valentine Constitution”, join one of our Facebook groups …