posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 09:15 PM
The problems vary from State to State, many generalizations here that really do little to get to he Root of the problems, problems I might add that
are by Deliberate design.
To the OP I would say, your state is Very different, eg., like what you describe in your last comment about race and education...it would Not be the
same outcome in my state or other states I've resided in, and that has a lot to do with the national policies that enforced, may not really apply to
certain areas and why they cause more problems than good.
As to the whole inner cities, Quite the reverse where my oldest attended school, which then was public, the Inner City schools were far better and
VERY RACIALLY DIVERSE, where as when we moved to the suburbs the public schools were Horrendous, and why we homeschooled for several years.
But now, my two youngest, go to a Charter School, in an all WHITE "RICH" neighborhood, and guess what?
It's THE WORST,
For students on Drugs, majority of them on Probation, many on psychotropics (forced via probation as a cure to their drug/alcohol problems, and uh,
it's not working these kids are getting more violent etc) and well,
The few teachers to a high number of students, think my two are like angels...no kidding, maybe it has something to do with all the years of
Homeschooling, or maybe because being Liberal Independents (we are not conservatives but wouldn't say typical liberals as far as moral liberal goes,
in other words we don't buy into the whole hedonist Permissive society NOR the neocon fascist society hype) and those influences and open
communication Which the State has tried to destroy at one time in our life I might add...
Or maybe because we taught Critical thinking and Questionng authority but in a respectful mindful of others kind of way, etc...they say Thank You and
Know their manners but they are not Nazi loving slaves either, encouraged to listen to their Internal value system and not be brainwashed "mindless
clones for the corporatist machine"...
But Point being,
It's Not inner city schools or blacks, etc., that are Problem schools or those bad parents (you can Blame the State for Undermining parents through
Both schools and their SS CPS/Mental Health Stazi minions for That one and the policies that Weaken family, community and INDIVIDUALS)
It's the STATISM that's the problem, always has been. As for the Charter School, the homeschool curric both my kids were using was Way tougher and
they've had to SERIOUSLY dumb down for the In an ALL High class WHITE neighborhood area school,
The public schools are worse than the charter. And here's the worst part...we live in a state that has the Most College grads than most...so what
We've debated going back to the prior homeschool curric but the STATE has harassed this program so much that the Standards are beyond ridiculous, the
workload alone was making my eldest physically suck, ten hours a day seven days a week, the equivalent of an eighteen hour credit college level
Because over all the STATE fascist were losing Money, those head counts, it's all about those head counts and federal dollars...counties bid and lie
and they do not care about the Kids...it's all one big money racket.
We switched to the Charter to give the kids a much needed break from the over intense workload...but we Never expected it to be That Dumbed Down,
constantly monitored by the PoPo and CPS just looking for the next kid to lure into their drug test lab rat snare...
And These again, are well to do upper middle class WHITE kids.
Do we blame Those parents too? How about the one teacher, lol, my daughter had that didn't even know proper English??? She's nice and all, don't
get me wrong not trying to demonize her, but Seriously,
It's the System, can't just toss it off to the "oh it's those unruly gang bangers" or "well it's those blasted parents"
No, it's a host of reasons, and the STATE Uses or Exploits them, as the better operative word, for their OWN AGENDAS...
I do find it interesting though, that schools have always insisted that Homeschoolers are Religiously indoctornating, etc...
But for the First time, in both the Homeschool Corp curric And the Charter school, the kids had to waive through three months of Islamic Doctrine,
No kidding. Didn't see ACLU storming the doors to protest it either, fortunately, my kids already had years of world geography and Cultures and are
well knowledges in human right abuses, to Think clearly and Critically enough,
To call BULLKAKI when they see BULLKAKI.
But not so much for the other hundred students or so...most don't even know where India is on a map. And again, That's a WHITE SUBURB YUPPIE
So go figure.