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I was doing some reading today about the history of America’s education system. While dated, the article was quite interesting and touched on a variety of topics but primarily focused on how reading is taught to students and the amount of money America spends on literacy.
The conclusion that I drew from the piece was that the more money America spends to educate her students the poorer they perform in the classroom. You might think that the article was written in the last few years, unfortunately, the article was written forty years ago in the 1972. As they say, “the more things change the more they stay the same.”
Fast forward to 2012 and America continues to lag behind the rest of the world despite spending significantly more per student than any other country. Why does America continue to fall further and further behind the rest of the world? There is a litany of reasons, which I won’t go into now, but suffice it to say that America needs to seriously evaluate the entire education system.
Of course the liberals will never admit that we need to make wholesale changes to the system, because they have been in the driver’s seat for the last century, and to admit we need to change things would be an admission of failure on their part and they will never do that.
Could it be that they don’t really care about actual education performance? As far as they are concerned, they are doing a fine job because our school system stopped being places for learning a long time ago and became a method of indoctrinating our nation’s children to the progressive socialist platform. Other than that, the liberal answer is to spend more money on it.
Of course this is their answer to every problem. Think about it, the war on poverty officially began in 1964 and less than a million families received government assistance, now more than fifty-million people receive welfare from the government. Not what you would call a resounding success story unless your intent isn’t to bring people out of poverty but to transfer wealth from the productive portion of society to the unproductive segment and have them become entirely dependent upon the government for their entire existence (this is how you create a socialist state). America has spent untold trillions on welfare programs with that number skyrocketing to unprecedented levels under President Obama.
In fact, according to a projection for the period of 2010 through 2020,America will spend more than $10 trillion in this decade alone on welfare programs. Where will this money come from when the country is already in debt $15 trillion and growing rapidly out of control? Think about this, President Obama has borrowed more money than all the other presidents combined and our economy has deteriorated to Great Depression lows. How can we seriously consider giving this man another four years to further indebt our country?
Liberals never take ownership of their failures always citing that their “intentions” should be what we judge them by. When that fails they pass the buck and blame anyone or anything that happens to be convenient. Heaven help anybody who publicly questions the methods of these altruists (socialists). If you do, rest assured you will be demonized by the media and receive the modern day version of a tar and feathering.
Einstein once said that “the definition of insanity was to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That is exactly what America has been doing for a century now. Unfortunately that is the only answer the liberals and President Obama have.
President Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan is “forward!” Yes Mr. President, let’s keep moving “forward” with the same insane policies which have fiscally and morally bankrupted America. Forward – into the valley of death…