Skip to comments.Education as a Battleground
Posted on 12/08/2022 4:03:12 PM PST by JeepersFreepers
If you want to see the problem with American education, look at a chart illustrating the comparative growth in the number of students, teachers, and district administrators in our public schools in the period between 2000 and 2019. (See the chart below.) The number of district administrators grew by a whopping 87.6 percent during these years, far outstripping the growth in the number of students (7.6 percent) and teachers (8.7 percent).
In illustrating the difference in these rates of growth, the chart also illustrates a fundamental change that has come over our nation as a whole during this period—a change in how we govern ourselves and how we live. Education is fundamental, and it has changed radically. This has changed everything else.
. . . who gets to decide what children learn? Are these decisions the province of professional educators, who claim to be experts? Or are they the province of parents, who rely on common sense and love to guide them?
Public education is as old as our nation—but only lately has it adopted the purpose of supplanting the family and controlling parents.
Who “owns” the child, then? The choice is between the parents, who have taken the trouble to have and raise the child—and who, in almost all cases, will give their lives to support the child for as long as it takes and longer—or the educational bureaucracy, which is more likely than a parent to look upon the child as an asset in a social engineering project to rearrange government and society.
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The political successes of Governor Ron DeSantis in Florida, Governor Glenn Youngkin in Virginia, and many other politicians in other states have largely been won on this battleground of education.
Seems to me a private network of schools should be set up
by participating willing parents, so that the government
schools attendance reaches zero in a few years.
I don’t have numbers in front of me, but I’ve heard that we are spending more per capita on education nowadays than we ever have, even adjusted for inflation over the years.
And yet , there are very disturbing reports of poor results for all the money we spend on public education.
That Landmark report, called A Nation At Risk, was issued almost40 years ago, so problems of student achievement in public education are nothing new. Will the powers that be ever see fit to make needed changes?
These are people like Nurse Jill with doctoral degrees in “Educational Leadership” and other BS (and not Bachelor of Science) degrees.
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There, I fixed it.
Yes, exactly! Groups of parents could rent space for classrooms at local churches and apply for accreditation as a school.
But, that will never happen. Most parents are too afraid to try anything different. Most parents like things the way they are.
I wouldn’t argue with that.
For a minute, I thought it was the nurses, doctors, hospital administrators chart.
Same forces at work.
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