posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS
I apologize, but I take exception with your assumption that education funding is the reason for ignorance.
A couple years back, we had a technology that we wanted the University engineering department to evaluate. As we looked around over two days, one
thing became painfully clear.
The Indians, Pakistanians, Tiawanese, Vietnamese, and Eastern European kids were always in the library or class. The white kids were on computers
doing homework, or playing video games. The black kids were on the basketball court.
Money does not equate to education. Money does not substitute for parental value systems. Money does not increase the hunger for learning.
Our school systems positively, absolutely, suck! They push kids through to the next grade level when they didn't earn that grade level!
Fail them. Oh, that's right, we don't want anyone's feelings hurt, and we don't want to damage their delicate self-esteem. So we elect instead
to lower standards across the board - so we now have a country full of uneducated, unknowing dumbasses.