It’s simple. It’s government.
Public schools suck because they’re under increasing federal control.
Geez. I have kids in public school and I also have taught.
Don’t get me started. ;)
Attendance is mandatory.
I pulled my kid from public school last month and he’s finishing his sr. year online, will be done by January. He and I are both greatly relieved to be out of that zoo/circus/prison.
Take as much tax dollars as you can and deliver as little as you can.
That, and there is zero punishment for a piss poor performance.
In 1977, Jimmy Carter created the Dept. of Education which he promised the National Education Association he would do in return for their support during his election campaign. He effectively gave the extremely left-leaning NEA a cabinet post. From that point on, public education was doomed to become what it is now. Few people realize what kind of fruit loops are in total control of public education in this country.
Because they are based on socialism?
They have lost the ability and desire to think independently & critically and are also seeing to it that our children do not learn how.
Well first, before addressing any other issue you have to define how you measure “suck” and why it is important.
If people understood the truth of our situation, there would be blood in the streets tomorrow.
I think Steve meant, why are they so “gay”.
The public school monopoly is the ground zero battleground controlled by the far left to produce immoral leftist clones.
This has resulted in the election of a radical far left anti-American pauper as president.
Dewey's book Democracy and Education (1916) is the bible for the leftists in education. I don't know this but I'd be willing to bet a bundle that Bill Ayers reveres this "celebrated work on progressive education." People I knew did PhD Ed. dissertations on it. It is alive and kicking and continuing its educational wreckage today.
It is huge and hard to read. Basically it lays out the "progressive" case for education and how a "democracy" should be built.
Knowing how those words are used by the left ought to give you a good clue as to what this book preaches. Much of the frustrating garbage that "modern" education spews out has its roots in this book.
If I could I'd wipe out this book's influence and take credit for restoring sanity to education.
But I can't.
A government-run three-letter organization [of course]: the NEA.
1. They are owned by government.
2. They are controlled by Leftist teachers’ unions.
3. Racial integration. (Sorry, but it’s true.)
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forced integration, busing, refusing to expel troublemakers, elimination of corporal punishment, dumbed down environment friendly textbooks with lots of pictures, teachers unions, death of small neighborhood schools, rise of outrageously costly sports programs, making every loser student believe they should go to college instead of pointing them to a applied technical education more appropriate for their intelligence, laws shielding minors from proper punishment for their adult crimes, ect, ect, ect..
I could go on all day.