posted on Sep, 9 2012 @ 11:22 AM
Originally posted by YayMayorBee
Several reasons in my opinion and probably more than I am aware of.
1. The destruction of the American family
2. The teachers union
3. This is also a conspiracy site and I believe the general dumbing down of citizens equals a population base easier to control
The movie idiocracy was not fiction but more so a documentary from the future.
Everybody thinks it's SOMEONE ELSE who got dumbed down - but this post above is someone who is saying just what the pundits want them to think.
Who "destroyed" the American family? All I see is people able to afford homes, not living with grandma and 5 annoying uncles. Is there some party I
can vote for that is "Pro family" and what does that look like beyond paying lip service to something that is beyond a politicians control?
Teachers Unions are destroying education? Wow. Not putting 40 kids in a class room? Not over paying for crappy books? Not cutting funds to use
vouchers which only provide discounts to people who can afford private education?
We only have 6% of manufacturing workers in Unions now -- where's that "Glory and progress" we were promised? Once Teachers Unions are gone (and
they will be) -- what will be the REASON education is collapsing -- or will they just stop covering that and whine and complain about anti pollution
Private schools and NON-union teachers haven't proven any better at educating kids. A private school can pick and choose kids who already have good
grades, and parents who OBVIOUSLY have enough money to pay for the school -- so they probably have less stress about food, paying rent, and having a
computer in the home. You know the #1 determination of how successful kids are in America? How much their parents make. No other factor is significant
in predicting their future (any more).
I suppose broke teachers who have no job security aren't "motivated" any more than a Union teacher. Probably because people don't become teachers
and scientists in life because they were wanting an easy path to big riches.
Comments like the one above take all the School Boards, billionaire testing agencies and book publishers, and people politicizing the content of books
-- OFF THE HOOK.
Follow who is getting rich and you find out where the education dollars go.
If there are bad teachers -- then we should deal with that. But there isn't a sudden rash of lazy, lousy teachers. There is a sudden rash of pundits
who make hundreds of thousands a year working for crooks who want to demonize any organization that can stand in their way of spreading propaganda.
It's working too.