I've personally got very little faith in the American education system and by and large I think it's failed several generations of students at the very least. It's ineffective, inefficient and in a country where the ability to educate our citizens to a higher level is one of the last strongholds we hold over countries like China I believe that we need to be doing a better job of educating our children and young adults.
Don’t buy into that liberal canard that public education is somehow failing our children.
The failures of our public education system are nothing more than a reflection of the destruction of the American family. The attack on American culture, as championed by the left, has undercut the traditional Calvinist values of hard work and personal accountability and replaced them with an entitlement mentality that assigns blame and correction to others. The day we reject the multiculturalism experiment and reclaim our American heritage is the day that we start moving toward a unified solution. Until then the politically correct Pollyannas will continue to steer our country, and our future, into the ditch.
And really, the only people who bitch about the quality of public education are the worthless deadbeats that are either too lazy or too dumb to invest the amount of time and effort it takes to be a good (involved) parent. A parent who thinks that their obligation toward their child’s education ends at the school door is a bad
parent. It is the singular
responsibility of the parent to educate their child. Period. No amount of money, no federal mandate, no tricked up curriculum is going to change that.
Here are the test scores and demographics of the best and worst elementary schools in Arlington. Remember these schools are in the same district – so they have the same funding, draw from the same pool of teachers, derive their lesson plans from the same curriculum.
Schoolwide Reading Proficiency ? 97.6%
Schoolwide Math Proficiency ? 96.5%
Economically Disadvantaged 8.7%
Breakdown by Ethnicity
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.1%
Schoolwide Reading Proficiency ? 72.3%
Schoolwide Math Proficiency ? 61.3%
Economically Disadvantaged 85.8%
Breakdown by Ethnicity
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Why the disparity in test scores?
The students, and more importantly their parents, are the variable in this equation. Not surprisingly… children that speak English at home, as opposed to Spanish, Vietnamese or Ebonics, do better in school. Children whose parents are better employed (and presumably better educated) do better in school. Children who are in loving, supportive and stable two parent households do better in school.
You can’t ‘spend’ or ‘lesson play’ away these built in disadvantages. Kids who grow up in an environment that looks like the Springer show or ‘Boyz n the Hood’ are rarely going to compete with Wally and Beaver.
But I understand liberal idiot-o-logy… it takes a village.
Bullshit. It takes a family.
Unless you’re trying to ‘change’ America into something else.
"Destroy the family, and the society will collapse." Lenin