Hello this is Lori and I’d like to share some thoughts about the state of education in America.
It’s not surprising that we aren’t number one in education any more.
What are some of the things that public schools now do? Schools now condition children that they can’t lose. Schools limit children’s ability to engage in any activity that educators think might cause injury, like dodge ball. Schools stop children from playing tag because one child might feel badly because he or she may be slower than another child. Children can no longer eat peanut butter sandwiches because of another child’s food allergies. Children can’t read Tom Sawyer or Uncle Tom because it’s considered by some to contain racist overtones even though it is a true illustration of life at that time.
So, while the school systems protect students from themselves, at the same time they offer children at all grade levels sex education and free condoms. Is such instruction protective or are we enticing them to engage in risky behaviors? They indoctrinate children on topics such as racism and acceptance of reverse racism. They are teaching that the traditional family values are no longer acceptable. They are rewriting history. They no longer teach of Christianity; but they actively teach about Islam. They offer children the ability to pass through school unable to read, critically think or perform simple arithmetic. They offer the ability to pass through school without work.
What are some simple solutions to this problem? We need the federal government to extract themselves from education. We need schools to stay out of the realm of parenting and give that responsibility back to parents. Parents need to become more involved in their children’s education. We need schools to teach without bias. We need schools that teach children reasoning skills: how to think, not what to think. We need to teach simple ethics and moral reasoning so that children are able to discern between good and bad and right and wrong. We need to allow prayer back into schools and teach the Ten Commandments which are fundamental tenets of life. We need to teach the Judeo-Christian founding principles that made America the Shining City on the Hill that has been the beacon of exceptionalism for the world.
We need the schools to teach civics again. We need the schools to focus on individualism, not groupism. We need to teach children the concept of the melting pot, E-Pluribus Unum which means “one from many” and to teach that Americans are their own culture and not disparate cultures that must be accepted. We need to teach children that immigrants should integrate into society as it is and not demand special accommodation. We need to teach children that other cultures must be respected but other cultures must respect our American culture and American tradition.
Children need to be taught that there is equality in justice; that no matter the crime committed; no matter the race, sex, or demographic of the victim or the perpetrator that in America justice will be served. We need to teach children the realities of the world.
English needs to be the primary language of America this will help immigrants to integrate more confidently and comfortably into the general population and become part of the greater society.
The children need to be taught the writings of our history, our Founding Fathers, the great philosophers, mathematicians, and scientists to promote critical thinking and so that we can progress as a culture. Most of all, we need schools to teach children about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Children need to be taught the true American history; not the history as written by the progressives in yet another attempt to indoctrinate our children. Children need to be taught why decisions were made and how those decisions made us the greatest country on earth for people of all colors, all religions and all social strata. The cliché is right, those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. This is a great lesson for all children to learn. Thomas Edison taught us that lesson with respect to creativity.
We need to teach the children that mistakes are not bad and that the greatest discoveries were made by greatest people who also made a great number of mistakes; but learned from them. Teach them critical thinking skills. Teach them to think like Edison. When asked why he endured so many failures in his work Edison replied, “Young man, why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitively over 9,000 ways that an electric light bulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp.” And shortly after that, and over 10,000 attempts, Edison invented the light bulb. Consider that major companies like GE, IBM and Intuit celebrate failures as a learning experience. Why shouldn’t children embrace failure in order to learn how to succeed?
We need to teach children that flaws or failure can be overcome and lead to growth. That overcoming those flaws is what makes a person great in their own right. Shielding children from error is a mistake. Failure leads to growth.
We need to teach the children about personal responsibility for their own behavior. We need to teach the children that they must have standards based in religious philosophy in order to have any sense of consistent moral turpitude. We need to teach children that drifting morals are not morals at all; that moral relativism does not reflect American values.
We need to teach children about the freedoms that God granted us, the protections that our Constitution affords us and teach how we must defend it from those who would have our freedoms usurped.
We need to teach children to be proud Americans and Patriots.
Most of all, we need parents to understand and teach these concepts because the children will inherit what we have wrought. All of our national hopes and dreams for the future are vested in our children. Teach them right, teach them well.
God Bless America
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