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“Losing Our Way As A Nation”

I think most of us agree that our educational system is screwed up. Rather than focusing on bad history books or lousy math skills, this businessman’s take is from a different perspective:

Our educational system has let us down. Instead of trumpeting the skills it takes to take risk and start a business, they focus on social justice. There is no better social justice than providing a paying job for someone else.

In the social justice web, it’s not just a paying job-but a “living wage”. This again turns the American Dream on it’s head. The market determines how much your skill is worth, not an overarching regulation. If your skill level is ditch digger, you get paid as a ditch digger. Not everyone can be CEO. But, American educators act like everyone has the skill set to be a CEO.

Read it all when you have the chance.

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  1. The thought processes of the left are mind-boggling to me anyway, mriggio. There is nothing in how they think that is grounded in reality. It’s out there, floating on some ideological cloud, generating unrealistic expectations in generations coming up behind us.

    We have indoctrinated teachers regurgitating what they have become indoctrinated to, and this is actually a huge hindrance for future generations.

    I’d love to see us begin to make use of advancements in computer technology as a means of developing alternative teaching methods. Present a sound curriculum of information that students genuinely need. Reduce/eliminate some of this repetitive indoctrination. Do it within the private sector and it generates new jobs.

    The federal gov’t would never consider, because the bonds to the teacher’s unions is too strong. But is it possible that there are states that might consider it?

    • It didn’t have to be this way. If the local school boards (usually made up of parents, not politicians) were allowed to control their own schools, things would be different. Lose the Departments of Education, federal and state, let the localities rule. The cream would rise to the top. Even today, parents and parents-to-be choose where to live based upon the perceived quality of the local schools. But it’s a no-go with any authoritarian bureaucracy controlling the purse-strings. And don’t even get me started on Federal judges…

      • I generally agree if we went back to small schools funded and controlled by parents it could work.

        Problem is people who have 10 kids suddenly expect their neighbor to pay for the kids education.

        When that neighbor pays he suddenly, and rightfully, has a say in that education.
        Then it becomes political.

        I say this as a father of 7, so I am not criticizing large families. Just people who expect somebody else to pay for the reasonable and expected costs of raising them.

  1. The thought processes of the left are mind-boggling to me anyway, mriggio. There is nothing in how they think that is grounded in reality. It’s out there, floating on some ideological cloud, generating unrealistic expectations in generations coming up behind us.

    We have indoctrinated teachers regurgitating what they have become indoctrinated to, and this is actually a huge hindrance for future generations.

    I’d love to see us begin to make use of advancements in computer technology as a means of developing alternative teaching methods. Present a sound curriculum of information that students genuinely need. Reduce/eliminate some of this repetitive indoctrination. Do it within the private sector and it generates new jobs.

    The federal gov’t would never consider, because the bonds to the teacher’s unions is too strong. But is it possible that there are states that might consider it?

    • It didn’t have to be this way. If the local school boards (usually made up of parents, not politicians) were allowed to control their own schools, things would be different. Lose the Departments of Education, federal and state, let the localities rule. The cream would rise to the top. Even today, parents and parents-to-be choose where to live based upon the perceived quality of the local schools. But it’s a no-go with any authoritarian bureaucracy controlling the purse-strings. And don’t even get me started on Federal judges…

      • I generally agree if we went back to small schools funded and controlled by parents it could work.

        Problem is people who have 10 kids suddenly expect their neighbor to pay for the kids education.

        When that neighbor pays he suddenly, and rightfully, has a say in that education.
        Then it becomes political.

        I say this as a father of 7, so I am not criticizing large families. Just people who expect somebody else to pay for the reasonable and expected costs of raising them.

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