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The Role of 'Educators'

kurt35 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 10:27 PM
Government needs to get out of the education business and turn it over to the private sector as proposed by Milton Friedman:
byoder Wrote: May 21, 2013 5:35 PM
Agreed! And the first step toward getting there is to end the education union monopoly. Until the public employee unions are destroyed nothing will change for the better, and until the education system can be reformed nothing good will happen in the country. There's no way to save a country full of idiots and that's what we will be in another generation if major changes aren't made. Heck, it might be too late already since you need to get better teachers in large numbers from somewhere.
Charles3662 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 9:35 AM
Yes, the solution is less government. The irony is the solution was always less government. And here's the painful part, a "thoroughly educated" graduate of a useless school can demand a job based on race or sex. If we eliminated affirmative action, the schools would die a natural death for teaching worthlessness. Face a black college graduate with an impressive background and no practical sense and figure out how he got that way. Then refuse to give him a job or domain over something important and see who is defending a charge of racism. We have created our own monster. Who is ready to put the bell on the cat?
Charles3662 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 9:48 AM
If you want to face denial in an unbelievable degree, look at some poor black family that sent a child to a worthless school teaching a useless black theory that costs thousands from limited resources. Talk about slavery, it doesn't get any worse than that! It's not the black face, but the skull full of terrible training inside it that causes the problem. Thousands upon thousands of dollars from limited resources wasted! "I been cheated!" "Somebody owe me something and I want it NOW!" "Blame whitey, that racist pig!" "He done it to me!" No he didn't.
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...