I'll refer you back to my second post and elaborate a little.
Regarding public schools.
This is another symptom of socialization, and it was brought about by corporate giants like Andrew Carnegie. Prior to the 20th century, there were few if any public schools. People had to pay the school marm directly if they wanted their children to be educated. Today we have public schools and very little choice as to what our children will be taught because because the schools will get our tax dollars no matter what we say. Furthermore state and federal mandates dictate what will be taught in the classroom. Schools need to be very localized institutions, but don't tell that to the government.
Our school systems are highly subsidized by the states and the feds. If the funding was kept local we would have a stronger voice in the curricula of our community schools, but with the socialist in control of the money they have control of the curricula. I would prefer a private school for my son, but it's pretty hard to get around paying for the "free" schooling offered by the state. I shudder to think about some of the tripe that is passed on to my son through these people, and I go out of my way to encourage him to be politically incorrect. For instance, his English teacher last year went on a rant about global warming (another fear inducing subject used to control the populous, and provide for further taxation IMHO), The next day he wore a t-shirt that says "Global Warming, Scaring idiots since 1995". This came from a teacher who lives in a county that produces more that 40% of the nations steam coal... Yes I said county, and yes that is forty percent. Now it may be different in San Fran Sissyco and New York City, but I can assure you that in WY we don't like our kids being taught that crap any more that you like it, but in order to get those centralized funds the schools teach whatever the socialist want.
Totally agree 100%, SAU. I somehow overlooked your original post about this. Personally, I like the idea of tax credits or education credits for private schooling because then I could probably afford sending my son to a private school.
Too funny about the global warming t-shirt that your son wore to school .. I'll have to pick up one of those for myself ..
You're right, global warming is a fear inducing topic that allows nut jobs like Al Gore and Robert Kennedy to hang on to what little bit of power and fame they've got.
coalmeister wrote:My son had to sit through a showing of algore's fairytale on global warming at college. After class my son pointed out, at the risk of his grades, that they banned it from schools in the UK due to so many errors/lies. Teacher was surprised, said he did not know that.
I'll tell you, when I was in college I actually had a professor that said communism wasn't such a bad thing if you really sit down and think about it. I've had numerous professors who would try to persuade their students to vote for a particular candidate ... they always pushed the liberal spill on us, yapping about how good democrats are and how they are for the poor (yeah right!!). There were very few professors I had that didn't chime in with their political sell at some point during the semester. Most colleges, in my opinion, are liberal factories. Sadly, a lot of students buy into it ... most end up being extreme left liberal while in school, and then when they graduate and start paying taxes they swing back to center or right.