The Business of Education

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It has become impossible to ignore all the marketing recently being done on every Radio, Television and Internet Network about the new available educational opportunities…on line programs, special individualized programs, the newest Charter and Magnet programs, new Private Satellite Programs, Co-ops, the newest and best curriculum, class, projects base classes, or programs. The list gets further and wider each time you look in a magazine or go into a book store. Who would have thought that there would come a time when we would have so many choices to make in educating our children?
I believe that we all can agree that education is changing. What we don’t know for certain is how, and what change that will be. Education is becoming a “big business” right before our very eyes. Everyone seems to want to get into the action, or should I say, the opportunity to make money in the education field.
We must remember, that while the business of education is looking to succeed and prosper, parents want the same things, but the words “prosper and succeed” have different meanings for parents than they do for the business world.
In the education business, to prosper and succeed means attaining a certain degree of the education market which will then equal a certain amount of profit in dollars, while for parents the words mean much, much, more. They mean an education that will help their children prosper educationally in a way that will allow them to succeed in a future economy. An economy that we cannot even imagine right now. So, how can we be certain that any “educational business, system, structure, curriculum, or program” today be able to give our children what they need to learn for an unknown future?
Those of us who are interested in the education of children must put our hearts, minds, and bodies together now. We must understand what a prosperous and successful educational system is so that:
• Our children learn “how to think” not just “what to think”
• Who our children are, what they know, or what they wish for will matter
• Our children will succeed in any future that arrives
If you are ready to join BEE in preparing children for the unknown future, please contact us so that all of us, working together, can give every child a prosperous and successful future.

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I Graduated in 1976 with a BS in Elementary Ed from Framingham State Teacher's College, Framingham, MA. My graduating class was the last the last class of teachers credentialed automatically for teaching in all 50 states. I taught third grade, as well as, music and public speaking for middle school. My teaching years were on and off for 30 years because our family moved quite a bit and there were not always teaching jobs available where we moved to. I have been a substitute teacher during those times for many schools and many grade levels. 1976-1977 Southborough, MA, Second grade Teacher 1999-2001 Tucson, AZ, Middle School Teacher Developed and taught the public speaking and music appreciation course structure to integrate with school academic program. (Music Director) – Organized, coordinated the music for and rehearsed 16 classrooms for two programs of singing, dancing and drama per year. (Stage Manager) – Coordinated all stage materials; painted backdrops, sewed costumes and helped children with lines and stage placement. I Graduated in 1976 with a BS in Elementary Ed from Framingham State Teacher's College, Framingham, MA. My graduating class was the last the last class of teachers credentialed automatically for teaching in all 50 states. I taught third grade, as well as, music and public speaking for middle school. My teaching years were on and off for 30 years because our family moved quite a bit and there were not always teaching jobs available where we moved to. I have been a substitute teacher during those times for many schools and many grade levels. 1976-1977 Southborough, MA, Second grade Teacher 1999-2001 Tucson, AZ, Middle School Teacher Developed and taught the public speaking and music appreciation course structure to integrate with school academic program. (Music Director) – Organized, coordinated the music for and rehearsed 16 classrooms for two programs of singing, dancing and drama per year. (Stage Manager) – Coordinated all stage materials; painted backdrops, sewed costumes and helped children with lines and stage placement.