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To: EternalVigilance
Since you ask so nicely EV --(Am I the only person remaining in the world that still converses with you) -- I do not like what has become of education -- it is BIG Education -- BIG government run program.

When I began school it was in a one room school house (with a 3 holer outhouse). If the teacher wasn't performing or didn't fit with what parents wanted, the school board fired her/him and hired a new teacher.

When I entered 3rd grade, schools had consolidated and classes were taught in twos: first and second; third and fourth; etc. We memorized the times tables, learned math, read, wrote essay questions -- had solid subjects.

By junior high, we'd moved to a new state in an urban setting and the school building was old (like a big boxy jailhouse). It was pretty good and I believe I learned a lot -- just good solid subjects and gym.

On to high school and graduation in the mid-sixties and off to college and a degree.

A lot has happened since then to teaching and schools and institutions of higher education and you can track the rise of socialism in our country and what I see as DECLINE in education and the RISE of anti-American "thought."

Getting out of this has to start somewhere.

It's easy to say dismantle and repeal. I have no idea how that would be done but I'm for what will put power back into the hands of taxpayers, parents - where children are educated so they can lead happy, productive lives.

Now, if I haven't answered something to your liking, or missed giving you some piece of information you wanted, forgive me but I've exhausted my patience with you.

37 posted on 08/08/2011 10:59:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Getting out of this has to start somewhere.

The starting point is the dismantlement of the U.S. Dept. of Education.

And the taking of responsibility by parents for the education of their own children.

39 posted on 08/08/2011 11:05:51 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ('One useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.' - -John Adams)
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