|An overview, to be followed by Public School
Funding and Public School Funding Solutions.
In a recent survey of 57 industrialized nations the United
States ranked 29th in science and 35th in math. A few decades
ago we were number 1 in both. What happened?
Public schools began experimenting with social engineering.
They ceased concentrating on their primary mission and began
focusing on being every child's parent. They began providing
two and three meals a day, after school child care, sex
education, medical and dental care, mental health counseling,
grief counseling, and sensitivity training. Mother School
essentially replaced parents.
Public schools abandoned phonics for whole language. Now
nearly half of high school graduates need college remedial
reading to prepare for college work.
They abandoned math theory in favor of new or "in the
ballpark" math. Now we have to "import" engineers and computer
They watered down civics and American history and replaced
them with multiculturalism and revisionist history.
God has been, or is being, removed from public schools and
has been replaced by the morality of secular humanism.
Competition is denounced and opposed. The "we are for the
children" crowd despise charter schools, parochial schools,
and home schooling. They vehemently oppose any voucher system
which would give parents the choice of schools.
But you say, "My child's school has high academic scores."?
Check the Internet.
The state testing scores are a farce. Students can pass a
reading, math, or science test while getting 50 percent of the
answers wrong. Zanesville schools are below average even here,
and are at the bottom of the extra lenient new Value Added
"Our schools don't bash religion or harbor biases." Wake
up! Liberal universities produce liberal teachers who join
liberal unions. The NEA directs national policy and speaks for
the majority of teachers. Check their Web site. They endorse
abortion on demand, support the homosexual agenda, and endorse
UN treaties which supercede American law. They oppose
vouchers, real testing, and competition.
Our children are suffering, changes are necessary, and only
involved citizens can turn things around.