Today I visted my aunt who still works at the school I went to when I was a child. We discussed education and the school obviously but to my surprise I found out my school is in the crapper. The school has no art program, barely has music and libary program. Funding is cut drasticly and kids our poping out babies like its a factory. To make all these matters worse, we discussed IN's new testing garbage. She explained to me she felt like "we our not even teaching the children at this point. We simply give them a test and thats it. We have kids who can't even but they can pass the test, so they are passed along to the next school year". The conversation went more in depth about the sad displacement of my old school. I told her I have been making software for childred etc for educational purposes but at this point I dont think I'm doing enough to help my old school. In my eyes, the school was the best school I had ever went too and I have been to several. The bigger problem, the kids our now missing out on the extremely talented teachers ability to help educate these children. Some of my best chilhood memories were spent in classes like Mrs. North's 2nd grade class hearing guest speakers come in and talk to us about various subjects. Or even in 3rd grade in Mrs. Hall's class learning how to do multiplication. From a child whom was presumed to be "slow" and ended up coming out on top, I find this to be a very distasteful result and display of education. It really upsets me to know that these kids and the teachers will not be allowed to take a "slow" child simular to my self and shape an mold him/her into the "smart" kid. I don;t know, its just really sad and frustrating to me. Anyone have suggestions or ideas? I really want to do something positive for the teachers and the students. I really want to find ways to give back to the school who taught me so much and showed me how to succeed in life. Of course help Mrs. Hall in 3rd grade who told me; I can do anything I want if I put my mind too it.