Skip to comments.Everything is downstream from education
Posted on 11/20/2018 11:06:19 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
Unless we fix it, our devolution into another failed socialist stateor worse--is virtually assured. Fifty years of carefully orchestrated ignorance and mediocrity is more than enough
On Monday, the American Thinker published a column by Bruce Deitrick Price entitled K-12: Six Steps to Reform Education Right Now. In it he offered up transparently useful reforms regarding the mastering of reading, writing, math, geography, history and science, all of which would lead inexorably to the development of critical thinking skills. Immediately, we will start having educated children again, Price asserts. All well and good save for one inconvenient reality: the premise is flawed. Half of America doesnt want educated children. They want indoctrinated children.
May I be allowed to point out that the American “Education System” of the 1930’s and 1940’s turned out students that were victorious in WWII, saved Korea and then used their educationS to put a man on the moon.
The more “advanced” the “ejaakashun sistim” became the further behind the students fell in comparison to those of certain other countries.
Maybe going “Back to the Future” might help.
“May I be allowed to point out that the American Education System of the 1930s and 1940s turned out students that were victorious in WWII, saved Korea and then used their educationS to put a man on the moon.”
Those were the years I attended school-———VERY basic 3R education——no frills,except sewing for the girls and woodwork for the boys.
Not to discount the extreme importance of our US education system, but everything is down stream of our election system.
What would we need to do to outlaw public sector unions?
Trump needs to reform education, turn Betsy DeVois loose on reforms or get someone who can get it done.
There will be zero progress on this issue till the Teacher Union stranglehold on education ends. They are a big voting block, and the Union donates to candidates on a large scale for influence. So this will happen when pigs fly.
Our kids are barely ready for College these days. Colleges need kids in seats and will except more foreign students. College degree is not worth what it was 25 years ago and not worth the money spent today, unless kid is smart and goes into Engineering, Medical, or Business
Meanwhile employers hire foreign trained engineer types because the schools do not turn out what employers need from a skill angle. I experienced this first hand in my IT-Mgr/Dir days, and plus kids from US thought they were worth 30% more than I was going to pay.
So kids w/ degrees become teachers and the cycle repeats and the student debt grows, kids pay off degrees, not houses and Student loans is the next looming debt crisis.
University needs to be tied to the kid’s employment success and have skin in the game regarding student loans as right now there is no control over the tuition price if loans are cheap and university is unaccountable for them landing jobs.
“University needs to be tied to the kids employment success and have skin in the game regarding student loans”
Option 1: Have the university co-sign each federal loan.
Option 2: Lend to the college and have its graduates pay the college (say 1% of income per year of attendance for ~20 years) via the IRS so the college can repay its loan.
I just posted this about 9 minutes earlier, on a thread about Ocasio and Soros-
Our public scrools have guaranteed that any awakening will never happen until the current generation that has birthyears from approx mid 1970s forward through the first half of the 21st century is disallowed from voting without citizenship tests to vote, AND TEACH ANYWHERE, just like driving tests for drivers licenses, and classes for handgun licenses.
Many are waiting for this to happen.
Yes. Taxes are always used against us. Political jiu jitsu.
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