Recently I was watching a report on CNN about school systems around the world. They reported that the United States comes in a number 25 in educating our youth. We are behind countries such as Hungary, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia and Uzbeksitan. We rank number 15 in science. But, we spend far more on “education” in this nation than any other country on earth. Our so-called educators get Gold Plated Salaries, Gold Plated Benefits and Gold Plated Pensions! So, we don’t get much “bang for the buck!” It’s more like a fizzle!
One problem is that schools have changed since I went to school. Back then, schools taught the “3 R’s--reading ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.” I learned to do times-tables from 1 times 1 through 9 times 9 in the second grade! I was taught to count by 2s and3s. I also learned to write “Cursive” style in the second grade.
Today, students don’t have to learn arithmetic; they can use a calculator. A while back I stopped at a pizza parlor to buy a “take it and bake it” pizza. The cost was $7.99. I paid with a ten dollar bill. The teenage boy (16 , 17, 18 ?) was unable to figure out my change! I ask: “How hard is that? Is there any reason a teen age boy or girl should not be able to instantly figure out that change? How much time do you need?” And, Cursive writing is no longer a requirement.
The trouble with today’s schools are that the government and other far leftist groups control them, not the parents. Today's schools are teaching un-American programs. Our schools now teach children that the old ethics and morals on which this former great nation were founded are no good. the old ways are obsolete. The way of life that most of the world has today is better. Countries like China, Russia, Cuba and Muslim countries have a better way of life.
Instead of true knowledge that is needed to survive in today’s world, children are taught how to pull condoms on cucumbers, how to hate Christianity, how homosexuality is a preferred life style. They are taught to rely on government for all their needs. America’s schools are use to channel “Political Correctness" and other socialistic programs to the little ones.
I almost cry when I think of the future of this once grand old Republic.