Well if your at least my age (32) then you have probably been around long enough to realize that things have changed drastically since you were a child. Back in the good ole days; Things were simpler than today, the technology we have today is astounding to say the least; And for the most part that’s good. The only bad part is people have come to rely on the technology for everything, therefore letting themselves get lazy. (Myself Included) People of every single generation before the current were hard working, proud Americans. Even with all this great technology and so many people finishing college; I still feel like, the current generation of children are no where near as smart as say they were 5 years ago. So I began to question why is that? I have 3 children I want to teach them everything I know and then some; as would most parents, Right? My children (for now) attend public school and they must be teaching them at least as good as my generations was taught; Right? Well apparently that is wrong with the whole common core crap (more on that later) their learning less than before. It seems schools are trying to manufacture a generation of children who submit to whatever and don’t think for themselves. And that’s just wrong I don’t care who you are if you had any sense you would agree.
So over the next couple of days I am going to share with you what I think is happening to America.
1. Education System
“The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States”- Henry Mencken, The American Mercury, April 1924
The above quote written in 1924 could not be more true. Even so much more today than back then. With the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum, that make absolutely no sense once so ever. All the standardized tests; as if all the students were the same. That is not the way God designed us we are all different, Always have been, always will be. Back when I was in say the 6 grade 20+ years ago. Everyone sat in in class and listened to a teacher teach, she wrote questions on a chalk board, interacted with all the students. and if for some reason, one of us was constantly disrupting class, or even for not doing your homework, You went to the hall and you got a paddling, it was as plain as that. Most of us went to school to primarily learn things, some not so much. We played rough at recess and PE and we lived to talk about it later. We were sometimes picked last for games; Ok no big deal. We got over it. I tried out for football a couple of times, I did not make the team both times; I did not require counseling for it. Sometimes people just weren’t good enough for the team. Now days everybody get to be on the team, how fair is that to find out that your possibly on the team just because they could not tell you no. We played other sports outside of school, (I know crazy right, we played outside) If we didn’t win a game we all did not get a trophy anyway or ice cream, or whatever the winning team got. We were ok with that.
Today it is completely different schools teach differently, coaches coach differently, and even counselors counsel differently. Everyone is a winner, and that is the way it has to be so they say, Children are not allowed to make mistakes, or do stupid things, and get to learn from it. If 2 students have a fight now days, somebody is going to jail or get shot. and all this time the teachers, school board leaders, state, and government think there doing it right. Well I got news from them they aren’t. School Districts all across the Nation are hiring grossly unqualified teachers who are only there for a paycheck, sending kids to jail for really nothing at all, manipulating test scores to race for the top, have grossly mismanaged money by spending it on things that are of no help to the students or teachers, forced students to receive harmful vaccinations that can kill, forced students that are a little overactive into taking harmful medications so they can sit still in class and submit, and so many other things that you can not even imagine. This really shows how much our schools care about our children. And all they can say is well we need more funding. I will guarantee you more money is not the answer, money can’t fix that problem. So as you can see from all this and doing your own research the Federal Education System is flawed and is Dumbing Down our Children.