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In this sense, government schools have been a great success and are doing exactly what they were intended to do.
1 posted on 07/03/2013 6:37:27 AM PDT by Sopater
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According to the official White House website, the end goal of schooling is to “help restore middle-class security.”

Thanks for posting this. When I read this premise, I had to go to the White House website to verify it. Sure enough it is there. My jaw dropped on seeing it for myself.

I taught high school for 30 years. My philosophy of education was mainly this: it is the job of schools and teachers to provide our youth with an "on-ramp" to the flow of The Great Conversation, the elegant flow of civilization itself. I always hoped that even the Lois Lerners (lowest learners) in my classes would come out ready to survive, even thrive, and that there would be a significant percentage of students who would become hungry and thirsty for more and more knowledge, and that a percentage of them would go out and add to the Great Conversation.
Nowhere in my thinking was there EVER anything about social and economic class demographics. That is communist thinking.

How ridiculously far we have fallen off course.

2 posted on 07/03/2013 7:32:54 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0lR1KQq2-U


5 posted on 07/03/2013 8:06:18 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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Government schools serve to both mentally and economically restrict students and history makes it clear that is what they were designed for.

gov/socialism can never work


6 posted on 07/13/2013 8:06:51 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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