This is an important item we all should read and share. It is an indictment of our nation's public education system. While there are exceptions to the issues identified the overwhelming evidence is that his assessment is on target. After citing 14 reasons that he gives public education an "F" he says, "This is what happens when we put federal bureaucrats in charge of education." Quote: "All over the country there are calls to abolish the Department of Education. For example, the following was published on CNBC…The DOE currently employs 5,000 government workers and has an annual budget of $73 billion, yet according to the CATO Institute, it has not affected student outcomes in any demonstrable way over its 40-year history . It has successfully created a system that requires educators to teach reams of “politically-correct” content and focus on scoring well on standardized tests. It has created an atmosphere of testing in our schools, putting intense pressure on teachers and students to “ace the test” rather than mastering the material. This promotes a culture of teaching to the test and score tampering." And, "Unfortunately, abolishing the Department of Education is not going to be easy, because there is a tremendous amount of money at stake. And whenever there is a tremendous amount of money at stake, there are going to be very powerful interests that are determined to keep things just the way that they are…" And, "But even though there is going to be a lot of resistance, I am going to try to abolish the Department of Education anyway. I believe that full control over education should be returned to the state and local levels, but that is just the beginning. Ultimately, we need to rebuild our system of education from the ground up. Instead of politically-correct indoctrination centers that endlessly pump progressive propaganda into impressionable young minds, we need to transform our public schools into institutions that focus on the essentials. We need a renewed emphasis on reading, writing, math and the skills that will enable our young people to function successfully once they get out into the real world. At one time America’s system of education was the best in the world, and we can get there again. But of course the left is going to fight against the changes that need to be made every step of the way." http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/14-facts-that-prove-that-americas-absolutely-pathetic-system-of-public-education-deserves-an-f-grade Given my short tenure as a high school teacher and working and interacting for many years with people with poor reading, writing and analytical skills, I totally agree with him. What do you think?
This item follows up the previous item and offers insights into how the progressives ruined our public education system. Quote: "This same Platonic illusion of the primary sovereignty of the state has captivated political American liberals ever since the mid-19th century. The public school system was always their primary engine of recruitment, indoctrination, and training. Hirsch laments the loss of the sense of community but is his article shows, he is defining community as the state. This has been the curse of post-Darwin liberalism ever since the rise of the progressive movement in the United States at the end of the 19th century. The most forthright statement of this religion of humanism was written by the man who is accurately described as the father of American central economic planning, Lester Frank Ward, in his crucial two-volume work, Dynamic Sociology (1883). I have discussed Ward in Appendix A of my book, Sovereignty and Dominion: An Economic Commentary on Genesis. You may download it here.
The loss of a sense of belonging has been a culture-wide phenomenon in in Western civilization ever since the end of World War II. So, this is nothing new. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam wrote a best-selling book on this, Bowling Alone (2000). An even better book is Charles Murray’s Coming Apart (2012).Bowling Alone: The Col...Best Price: $1.28Buy New $5.58 The rise of the American welfare state, which began with the American public school system, has been at the heart of this breakdown. The state has attempted to replace the family, the church, and other institutions that have provided welfare for their members. The phrase “womb to tomb” is accurate. Advocates of the modern democratic welfare state are adamant that the state should be the primary agency of welfare in society, and their main complaint is that it is not yet the only source of welfare in society." https://www.garynorth.com/public/16835.cfm
If this is inappropriate government intrusion sticking its nose where it does not belong, I don't know what is. The FDA has approved multiple dangerous items at the behest of powerful and financially influential pharmaceuticals and they have the audacity to treat an Amish man this way. It is totally unjustified and in my opinion gross government misbehavior. http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-07-07-u-s-government-gives-amish-man-six-year-prison-sentence-for-growing-and-selling-his-own-natural-herbal-supplement.html
Bad government, no tyrannical governments abound. This is Swedish government at its best. Following our lead. http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/sweden-pastors-told-they-cannot-refuse-to-marry-same-sex-couples.html
And the government under Obama and progressives/liberals at large insist that bringing in illegal immigrants is the right thing to do. The facts, however, beg to differ. Quote: "The left wants to protect illegal immigration into our country. They’ll say it’s the humanitarian thing to do. They’ll point out how most immigrants just want to work, pay taxes and contribute. They’ll say that illegal immigration doesn’t cause any real harm. They’ll even tell you that using the word “illegal” is unjust because a person can’t be illegal. It’s amazing they can speak at all with their feet so deep in their mouths. Illegal immigrants in the U.S. have stolen at least 1.4 million identities and are actively using them to commit fraud. The situation is complicated, widespread and unquestionably bad for the citizens of America." http://www.americanlibertyreport.com/articles/illegal-immigrants-have-stolen-more-than-1-million-identities/ Are progressives/Democrats so blind as to not see what the facts reveal? Seems so.
Quote: "A now-exposed massive Obama-era scandal PROVES the Washington establishment is taking the money of hardworking Americans and throwing it at illegals. This is huge! A new audit of the Social Security Administration (SSA) shows that the government paid $1 billion over the last ten years to individuals who don’t have a Social Security Number (via FOX News). Illegals are stealing Social Security benefits! We’ve known for years that illegal aliens were receiving handouts under-the-table from the Federal government, but the Democrats consistently deny it. Now, there’s no way to hide the law-breaking that’s been going on! A recent audit found errors in the documentation for representative payees–individuals who receive payments on behalf of someone else. THOUSANDS of cases were found to have no Social Security Number (SSN) on file." https://www.teaparty.org/breaking-obama-social-security-scandal-leaks-massive-corruption-rocks-washington-246398/
Quote: "The Pentagon has reportedly spent $28 million dollars on "forest" camouflaged Afghanistan military uniforms rather than give them other patterns that cost nothing. The "forest" pattern that was selected by the Afghan Defense Minister is privately owned, whereas other camouflage schemes owned by the U.S. government are free. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, released a 17-page report on Wednesday, noting that "forests cover only 2.1% of Afghanistan's total land area" -- making the forest pattern highly ineffective in the desert nation." https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/21/pentagon-accused-wasting-28m-forest-camouflage-uniforms-afghan-army/22528353/
Anyone who thinks our government is a good steward of our financial resources needs to understand how irresponsible such thinking is. Quote: "An Obama administration program to encourage the use of electronic health records made over $729 million in erroneous payments, according to a new audit. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also paid dead doctors for enrolling in its program, the audit, released by the agency's inspector general Monday, revealed." http://freebeacon.com/issues/obama-program-made-729-million-erroneous-payments-doctors/?
Every liberal who loves illegals and refugees should read this item. Maybe a dose of reality will help them understand their misguided thinking. Governments inviting these people here is bad for both them and the citizens who are harmed. https://thehornnews.com/illegal-immigrants-love-trump-media-wont-say/
The government as established by the Constitution works for the people. Unfortunately, elected officials and far, far, far to many unelected bureaucrats think they are in charge and can order about the people who pay their salaries. Coupled with the deep state crowd these people are in fact enemies of the people. The fact that deep staters within government bureaucracies willingly leak classified information proves their interests are their own, not the interests of the people they are suppose to serve. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/govt-information-security-incidents-increased-1121-in-last-decade/?
The shenanigans of the Obama years continues to be exposed. Bad management, bad policies, bad behavior, fraud, waste and abuse are the hallmarks of his disastrous reign. http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-program-awarded-hospitals-thousands-in-bonuses-even-if-they-had-low-quality-scores/?