I go through this every year and will continue as long as these people keep playing games with our children’s education………
It is that time of year, it happens about every six months or so, when a major network tackles the subject of education….they call it “education nation” or some sort of nonsense….it is where the network puts together a collection of so-called experts and they talk, debate and lie to the viewers about the importance of education to the nation.
They put together story after story like charter schools, that idea where a good and equitable education can be had by lottery….the only thing missing in that is the scratch and win……your child’s education is in the hands of a bingo machine……..or we talk about the evils of teachers unions and how they have destroyed the whole field of education….another outright lie! They pull together a bunch of politicians that will talk and try to convince you that education is the only way to save this country from the recession and then they return to Washington and vote to cut education as much as possible or some bullshit governor that talks about all the strides made in education in their state while they work to make it as poor and ineffective as possible……well, you get the idea and probably could talk about some that I may have overlooked……
The worst perpetrators of a sagging educational standard are conservs……some, nay most, want to disband the Department of Education and return it to the states…..now there is an excellent idea ( that is what is called sarcasm)…….in today’s political culture education is a very low priority and that is the way they want it….because an uneducated voter is a voter easily manipulated and tricked……and there would be NO standardized curricula…..and that would no better than a free hand to brainwash the students….when there are over 50,000 schools boards in this country and the members are elected what do you think would be the impact on educational programs?
Thomas Jefferson, the hero of the Right said about education……”To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.” And if this nation keeps its blind eyes to education then another quote would be more accurate…..”Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”………….(in case you are interested the last quote was by Stalin)……
No matter what cute little title you give the program….No Child Left Behind…..Race To The Top…..or War on Stupidity…..it is all a game played with words and graphs….means NOTHING!
My long winded point is…..it is a waste of time for networks to keep airing all these so-called educational specials……they are doing nothing to improve education and their worthless guest are doing NOTHING to make the US a more educated country……talk is cheap without action you have said NOTHING!…..if you cannot make this country a more educated place….then Shut up! There are enough games being played in Washington….education should NOT be one of them!
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Amen. the only folks that should be ‘Left Behind’ are all you sinners after Jesus stops by to Rapture all us righteous 🙂 But seriously, how can our media do anything educational when propaganda and mis-information is their mainstay.
Hansi, I write about thios every time a network starts their lame ass attempts to emphasize education……until there is action there will be NO progress!
Of course they keep talking about education,because lying to people actually works.And then again,who owns the media?
Hi Robert and thanx for stopping by it is always good to have commenters……..hopefully it will not be a one time visit….
Exactly! All this is is a feel good moment to give the appearance of concern….it is all so much BS!
No Child Left Behind was the most useless crap ever. All it did was add to a teacher’s workload. And it made learing how to pass tests the #1 priority.
Spinny…..I agree…..but the original plan was much different and after the dickheads got through tweaking it, we have a piece of crap…..