serious discussion of America's one size fits all education system
must begin with a dose of bitter reality. Government schools exist;
they have since the government seized control of education in the
second half of the 19th century. It's pointless to consider what
'ought to be', before we fully assess 'what is'.
the first century of their existence, government schools had one
purpose: producing educated individuals. This
goal was met, more or less, until the Educrat invasion of the 1970's.
After this hostile takeover, schools were retooled for a new product:
students with self-esteem. The venerable 3 R's gave way to such
inane notions as outcome based education, social promotions, whole
language, the 'new' math, revisionist history and bilingual education.
As a direct consequence, graduates can't read, write or compute,
but they've got self-esteem out the wazoo. There's a lot of 'stuff'
going on in government schools...a lot of 'stuff', but tragically,
imparting knowledge to students isn't part of it.
popular term for this tidal wave of happy idiots is 'the dumbing
down of America'. It
doesn't matter if this is a plot by Marxist assholes, or a misguided
ploy by multicultural morons. The result is the same: a critical
mass of government programmed dolts who lack the intellectual tools
to resist the siren song of our bloated Nanny State nitwits. The time
has come for the taxpayers of this country to face up to one simple
fact: this one size fits all government school scheme doesn't work.
zealots on the left - especially here in Kalifornia - are busy indoctrinating
their captive student audience with politically correct sludge about
the evils of Western Civilization. The indoctrination of the young
minds full of mush inmates of Kalifornia government schools with
the tenets of Mecca Mania is a prime example. To Kalifornia Educrats,
this Mecca Mania scam is just another 'flavor of the month'. It's
further proof that the Mecca Maniacs have succeeded in defining
themselves as members in good standing of the properly-hyphenated
horde. This is part and parcel of multiculturalism, the foundation
of Amerika's education establishment. In multicultural terms, Mecca
Mania isn't really a religion; it's a 'culture'. Better still, it's
a Non-Western culture, one that views all things 'Western' as inherently
evil. The outcome of this load of Educrap is Amerika-hating idiots
of the Vast Right-Wing conspiracy aren't any better. In addition
to supporting prayer in schools and other attempts to impose Biblically-correct
bovine excrement on government schools, they are beavering away,
trying to repeal those educational elements that offend their particular
flavor of supernaturalism. Case in point: evolution. These God-squad
zealots on the right want to repeal centuries of scientific advances
in a vain effort to slam-dunk, shoe horn, or eviscerate government
school science curricula to conform with the prehistoric superstitions
and mythology contained in the book of Genesis. The result, in this
scenario, is righteous idiots with self-esteem.
All this politically-motivated tinkering with cess-school curricula is noxious in the extreme. Wether it's flavor of the month, Mecca Maniac bovine excrement, the true believer ploy to elevate creationionism to "science", outcome-based education, social promotions, whole
language, the 'new' math, revisionist history, or bilingual education it has no place in a institution dedicated to leaning.
Since I'm paying for it, I want all of this Educrap eradicated.
matter what direction it comes from, this Educrap reeks. The only
way to resolve this relentless indoctrination - no matter what the
flavor - is to abolish government schools and replace them with
a market-based system where the education consumer can select a
school that meets their specific educational needs.
time for American schools to stop indoctrinating and get back to
No Bullshit Solution For Amerika's Educrap Debacle
problem with compulsory government Educrap is that nobody has the
nads to stand up and tell the truth. It only takes a second to
realize that government cess-schools work perfectly, if the desired
result is - as the preponderance of the evidence shows - politically-correct,
idiots with self-esteem. What's wrong with simply saying it out
loud? Not a damn thing, because saying it, won't change this reality.
Government Educrap is what it is...It is the only thing it can be,
so get over it already.
stems from the government's insane compulsion to make government
cess-schools do the one thing they're incapable of doing: produce
educated individuals. The No Child Left Behind Legicrap only made
matters worse when it imposed mandatory testing on government cess-schools.
Testing government-schooled dolts spoils everything by preventing
the socially-promoted illiterates from graduating on schedule. From
sea to shining sea, properly-hyphenated whiners complain that the
mandatory state tests are too Draconian, and, given what passes
for government Educrap, they're right. That's why Educrats favor
giving every government-schooled idiot with self esteem a diploma.
Before we can
impose a rational solution that fits this dilemma perfectly, we
need to examine a few well-documented facts. We'll start with the
Educrats, since they make you miserable with their carping if you
don't cite them first. What exactly, are their complaints:
state tests, passage of which are a graduation
requirement, are too Draconian.
Knowledge-based tests discriminate against the properly-
hyphenated and the economically-challenged.
All students should be entitled to graduate, regardless of
their Educrap accomplishments.
Schools lack the necessary funds to do their assigned task.
Fine, but what
do government schooled dolts find troubling, assuming, that they
can muster the rudimentary brain activity necessary to form an opinion?
Good question. Among other things, government school inmates complain
is stupid, pointless, and more about social programming
The teachers spend all day spewing their lefty politics.
Working hard to learn is asinine, when the school will
you, graduate you, anyway.
Now that we
have the relevant data, we are almost ready to consider the only
rational solution. First we must establish our prevailing assumptions:
is not an essential Educrap function;
All students will graduate,
no matter how ignorant they are;
Educrats care about head
count - exclusively - because it determines how many government
dollars flow into the Educrap institution.
Are we all up
to speed on this, or do you need time to let it seep into your alleged
now becomes obvious. The first day a bright-eyed inmate arrives
in a government school, he must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
That day, before any alleged Educrap is perpetrated, each student
will be given a High School Diploma, because the student already
fulfilled all the graduation requirements: he, she or it found the
school and is, apparently, alive. To close this deal, the student's
responsible adult must sign a legally binding contract that absolves
the school from any blame for the 'student's' ignorance. All the
student must do is arrive at school, each school day, sign in, after
which the student is free to leave (the headcount is preserved that
way). Those students who so desire - students with no custodial
parent during the day - are free to stay at school, during school
hours, and do anything they want, anything except learn. On a related
note, serious students will be sent back home, permanently - without
a diploma - because they have no place in Amerika's government cess-school
what they want, and, the results are virtually indistinguishable
from what happens in government cess-schools right damn now. Without
all that annoying teaching to get in their way, Educrats have more
time for their politics and social engineering. Since actual teaching
is banished, there's more money for all their pet projects. Students
are absolved from social programming , and Neo-Marxist political
tirades, plus they get their diploma, just for showing up regularly.
Parents get what they really want from this Educrap scheme: 12 years
of government perpetrated daycare that won't clutter the brat's
mind with anything useful. So what if the outcome - student-wise
- sucks? Until Educrap consumers demand meaningful Educrap reform,
this no bullshit Educrap is the best possible solution, given the
prevailing circumstances. Wake up and smell the politically-correct
idiots with self-esteem coffee!
T. D. Treat