The Education Myth: Are Our Best Schools Really Best and Equal for All -And Do Our Leaders Really Want Them to Be?
We’re told they’re some of the best school districts in the nation and we move our families to places like Lafayette, CA for the schools above all else- places where schools may not even open this fall. Ask your public high school student about Independence Day and the Founding of Our Country and you’re likely to get revisionist history if not a blank stare.
Not only have we lost control of the media but our education system may be in worse shape than ever while perpetuating the false narratives that are being acted out, often destructively , by unknowing students, brainwashed with lies going back to the 1960s and my/our baby boomer generation that decided it was alright to rewrite our history with a wink and a nod to the black culture.
Back in the late 1960s
our students’ history books were re -written to appeal to the new black empowerment movement following the Martin Luther king assassination and Watts riots and Rodney king riots
- and, perhaps , rightly so to include more history of the blacks that had been left out. But somewhere along the line eager authets didn’t stop there but they went on to whitewash our total history (books) and in so doing gave false narrative to our students.
We see the results of this faux history being acted out today with students protesting things that never happened , e.g. an epidemic of blacks being killed by police when only 9 or 15 unarmed blacks were killed all of last year by cops in the United States (depending upon changing crime statistics).
We’ve already seen over Nine Cops killed and 1000 police injured during the recent riots as compared to a few hundred protesters and rioters injured and, yes , some innocent victims killed,too. Police departments can be improved no doubt just like many segments of society but without the wanton violence and ruination we are seeing. And worse yet, we are witnessing a new intransigence and unwilligness by many, including politicians, to listen And reason and work together as we’ve always donein the past.
See National Review article on Education today> https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/destroy-public-education-system/
Heres an excerpt…
“Public” schools have been a catastrophe for the United States. This certainly isn’t an original assertion, but as we watch thousands of authoritarian brats tearing down the legacies of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, it’s more apparent than ever.
State-run schools have undercut two fundamental conditions of a healthy tolerant society. First, they’ve created millions of civic illiterates who are disconnected from long-held communal values and national identity. Second, they’ve exacerbated the very inequalities that trigger the tearing apart of fissures.
If you’re interested in ferreting out “systemic racism,” go to a big-city public-school system. No institution has fought harder to preserve segregated communities than the average teachers’ union. And I don’t mean only in the schools.
Prosperous Americans already enjoy school choice — and not merely because they can afford private schools. Anyone who has ever tried to buy a suburban home in a major metro area can tell you how acutely school districts influence home prices. Many middle-class and working-class families are priced out of areas with good schools because of inflated home values and high property taxes. And families who might otherwise choose to live in more diverse areas are kept out because of failing schools.
This entire dynamic is driven by the antiquated notion that the best way to educate kids is to throw them into the nearest government building. It’s the teachers’ unions that safeguard these fiefdoms through racketeering schemes: First they funnel taxpayer dollars to the political campaigns of allies who, when elected, return the favor by protecting union monopolies and supporting higher taxes that fund unions and ultimately political campaigns. So goes the cycle, decade after decade, one failed student after the next….
Our state run schools today are ” largely a left-wing propaganda machine that funds Democratic politicians and entrenches racial segregation.” More> https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/destroy-public-education-system/
Editor: perhaps charter schools serve as another option for families to send their kids, but,alas, local ans some national education ofgsnizations frown on them (probably because they get things done and make too much sense.)