America spends more than enough money on education now. In fact, education is over-funded in my opinion. Let me explain – Money does not guarantee
an adequate education for students and the amount of money spent per student does not positively correlate to increased knowledge in students as
demonstrated through testing. The problem with education is that we have become overwhelmed with political correctness and a secular humanist view
that is degrading the individual students’ rights to excel.
A good place to start in explanation of the previous sentence is mainstreaming. Mainstreaming allows students that have mental or physical issues to
be placed in the same classroom as regular students. While I agree that students should be given equal education, mainstreaming, especially of
students that are disruptive to the classroom, does little more than take resources away from student that, if given attention, would excel in school.
Mainstreaming has given rise to terms such as “deferred success”, which is a political correct term for failing, and has eliminated many honor
students because honor students would make those less capable feel bad. Got to artificially increase that self-esteem you know – because as
research confirms – an artificial increase in self-esteem increases teen sex, drug use, and teen suicide, and that is just what secular humanists
Many mainstreamed students require an individual to shadow them throughout the entire school day. This individual is paid a salary that could be
otherwise spent on quality teachers. Mainstreaming is a pure statement that says everyone is the same, even if they are not.
Other than mainstreaming, think about where money for schools goes. To see where the money goes, just look at the requirements of some school
buildings. Where I live, we have spent 3 million dollars on a school for 5 students – nice. (I live in Alaska and I know this is fact) Also, how
about the requirement to build classrooms and schools that make certain that little Johnny does not get a boo-boo when he falls on the playground.
Want quality education – forget it! You first need to learn that little Johnnies mommy is really a guy, and you don’t have time to learn math
because, if you live in California, you have to take surveys asking questions like – “How much time do you spend touching yourself each day?”
Students in today’s schools have no need for academic subjects, as it is now more important to become a world citizen than an educated American.
Besides, an ignorant voting base is required in order to keep democrats in office. (Whoops! Did I really say that?)
Ok, I have taken up enough space for tonight. No, mainstreaming and other issues I have addressed are not the only problems, there are many more, and
I will add to this when the comments come.
Oh yea - I forgot. In Japan excellence is a source of pride throughout society. In America excellence is a black mark, especially if you are a
minority and are not conforming to the expectations of certain groups - just ask any successful Black Republican.
---Edited to add this:
....far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the
American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.
[edit on 20-11-2005 by sacrifice]