posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 10:12 PM
You know I think it is important to try to set our students and future students up for success and lets face it knowing more than one language is a
strong advantage, BUT
It is time to get government standards away from our public schools. I have heard EVERY politician since Jimmy Carter use public education as a
stepping stone in their campaign, they say they are going to give more money and pay more attention to our kids education and every year it gets worse
and worse. Where is this money going?
In grade school it should be back to basics, reading, writing, arithmatic, science........Even Computers should not be taught until about sixth
grade...Heck theyll have that down by then anyway. Our mind stands on the basics we learn and they have done away with a lot of that, choosing instead
that by sixth grzade they should be learning about alternative lifestyles. That is the bull of it all. You can argue all you want about lifestyle, but
our gradeschoolers shouldnt be discussing it. They should be learning the basics.
Onto Jr and Sr. high they should be learning classic studies, Financing, ethics, economics, government and not this one sided stuff you cant say all
of the government. Yes even creationism and evolution...dont say dont teach them that, teach them both, let there minds get into discussion and
debate, let it be open.
The fact is I have seen just the opposite, more money goes in to taking things like phonics out of the education system and to all cultures that have
been slaves before what has allowed a culture to be enslaved by their oppressor, the supression of knowledge... if that is not what is really
happening than where is all that money going?.....it is sure not for making are schools safe
You know, with in five years after slavery was abolished (although still brutalized) 7 out of 10 slaves learned to read and took advantage of the fact
that knowledge was open to them, now there are plenty of excuses from everyone, Teachers students and parents, I do not know what the statistics for
every race is but even for the white folks they are saying only 70% are graduating form high school, now that is pathetic. The only thing the
government needs to do with public education, is higher teachers to do what they are supposed to do and make laws that require high school graduation.
and they need to stop pilfering money into socialist programs teaching our kids about things they will leran as life comes anyway and or should be
learning form their parents......this is the insanity we should stop.