There is almost no aspect of public education in the US that hasn’t been destroyed by liberal policies. From the encouragement of sexual practices that promote out-of-wedlock births and single parent families, to anti-marriage and family policies, to blind support for teacher’s unions that perpetuate the employment of bad teachers, to the failed Federal mandates and massive and entrenched bureaucracies that prevent change, the failure of public education is almost wholly in the lap of the left-wing of political and social policy.


4 Responses to Observations

  1. Nate says:

    I think a big problem is a mind set that everyone is totally equal. We are born so, yes, but than everything changes. Everyone will not always pass every test and some people will not graduate high school.

    The answer to that is not to dumb everything down. They have done that in Augusta, Maine schools and the drop out rate is around 40%, quite the change from around 20% when I graduated.

    You can see that same mindset reflected in “mercy” rules in youth sports and “no cut” teams. The point of sports is to win. Not to make everyone feel fuzzy. Its good to allow the greatest amount of students to participate, but not by lowering standards.

    Lastly I have a huge problem with affirmative action. I think this harms our higher education more so than secondary school education, but its still an issue.

    I don’t think black people, Asians or any other race or gender or sub group needs to be educated. I think people need to be educated. If slots are being given out on a merit basis than race and gender goals should be tossed out and not considered.

    If the next class admitted to Westpoint (for example) is entirely white and male than I have no issue with that as long as they are the top candidates. If it is all black females than so be it also. Just consider their performance not their race or gender. Why even ask those questions? Do they reflect how they will perform?

  2. Justin says:

    What’s worse is the way we teach civics these days. How many years does this office hold. How many houses in the Congress. How many senators per state. They don’t bother to stress WHY the government was set up like it was, WHY the bill of rights is important, and that the constitution is a limitation on government, not a limitation on individuals. Then we wonder how half of America can vote for a larger federal bureaucracy.

  3. jackhudson says:

    I think the biggest threat to our Constitutional democracy is the fact that more and more of the electorate are ignorant of coruptible aspect of sinful human nature.

    This is very much the result of advancing secularism, and it makes our society more willing to endow our government with ever increasing dictatorial power, and vulnerable to Acton’s Axiom that “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

  4. Justin says:

    That’s very true, Jack, and something our Founders at least recognized and wrote about. The government they designed simply wasn’t meant for an amoral, secular people. The more amoral and immoral the US becomes, the larger the cry for more government will become. And hindsight is 20/20 on this.

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