The public school is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.
The public school is better understood as the government school collective.
It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.
Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.
If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.
Nobody loves your children more than you do.
Nobody can teach your children like you can.
Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.
It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. And your children will know it.
If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.
DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!
Especially not with your own children.
Blame the parents, not the school on this one. Or lack of parenting in this case, I imagine. Disgusting.
-—Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.-—
I was terribly confused in high school, in the late 70s. I was conflicted between my poorly-understood Catholicism and the morally-confused modern literature that we read. I wondered why I was taught conflicting ideas in different classes.
I spent my early 20s trying to figure out what had happened to me. I remember arguing with my friend’s liberal girlfriend about school vouchers, and telling her about my experience.
Her reply? “That was your problem. You thought too much.”
I was shocked. But after reading John Taylor Gatto, years later, I realized that she had learned the intended lesson of compulsory schooling.
Compulsory schooling is not about learning. After all, most children can learn to read phonetically in 40 hours, and are then able to learn anything they please on their own.
No, compulsory schooling is about blind obedience training and intellectual dependence.
Great post. Public schools should be shut down...every last one of them. The well from which all our troubles flow...
Personally, I see government, single-payer, socialist-entitlement schooling as the **most** serious threat to our nation. I doubt that our freedom can withstand another generation of future voters being indoctrinated in them.
The consequences of government indoctrination on children are soooooo evil that recently I made a decision. I will no longer have a government teacher for a friend. I wouldn't have an abortion worker for a friend either.
This is our plan, though I dunno how up to "lots of children" we are. We have 3 now, planning at least one more, but I'm not sure how many more times I can stand being pregnant... or patting a burpy baby 24/7... ;)