We have never invested as much in public education as we should have, because we always had sort of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents. Or kids belong to their families. And recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it is everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.
In her own words …
Bottom line …
The idea that individuals are unexceptional population units and must be directed by an enlightened ruling elite for the benefit of the collective is pure communism. As is, the idea that children belong to the state, to be educated by the state, and for the state to dictate their future.
We have always known MSNBC to be a radical left propaganda machine, but it appears that they are starting to broadcast the very rhetoric used by communists and totalitarian regimes.
Unfortunately, with much of our unthinking, uncritical and “go along to get along” public, this is one of those red flags (pardon the pun) that serves as notice that the progressives, liberals, democrats, socialists and communists – or whatever they brand themselves to avoid instant negative connotations and associations – is becoming a clear and present danger to America and her citizens.
The real trouble lies with the endless repetition of this message until it ingrained in our “collective” subconscious, so that it becomes an accepted part of conscious culture – and no longer an outlandish and unacceptable idea.
The truth about public education is that it is not only controlled by socialist unions who fete seniority over merit, the status quo over innovation, the concept of an inviolate lifetime right to a job and benefits, onerous work rules which prevent a parent-volunteer from participating in any act performed by a “classified” school employee, and no accountability for malfeasance or wrongdoing -- but the proof that these incompetent ideologues are educating our children is not present. More and more children are being graduated, if the graduate at all, as functional illiterates – tied to calculators and “cut and paste” computers to be able to perform any task.
There is no constitutional right for the federal government to interfere in education. And if it were not for the coercion of providing taxpayer money to states and local municipalities, the federal government would have zero power over what is essentially a local affair. Even today, when the elements of basic education are well-known, there is no core curricula, no basic achievement standards and textbooks containing “old” information are outrageously priced. It’s not about the children, it’s about the adults – money and power.
And, as we have recently seen, even when standarded tests exists, those in charge of the children CHEAT!
The 35 Atlanta public school employees charged in a testing scandal have been released from jail and are awaiting their first appearance in court. They are accused of running a conspiracy in which they changed students’ answers on standardized tests in order to be paid performance bonuses. By Wednesday evening, a day after they were ordered to surrender at the Fulton County Jail, all the defendants had posted bond and been released. Defense lawyers said they are asking the district attorney, Paul L. Howard Jr., to hold trials before multiple juries. They said there is no courtroom in the county large enough to accommodate 35 defendants, lawyers and family members. <Source>
Your children are yours and your responsibility. To cede additional power to the local, state or federal government is to abrogate your rights as parents and to accept that the tenets of communism are acceptable.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS