Obama: Money alone can’t help schools
Monday, September 27, 2010
LAST UPDATED: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2010, 10:08 AM
BY BEN FELLER THE RECORD ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Education is primarily the domain of state and local governments. But the federal government has leverage and uses it, for example, through the strings it attaches to poverty aid that thousands of schools depend upon to support their programming.
The president admitted that his own daughters, Malia and Sasha, couldn’t get the same quality education at a Washington, D.C. public school that they currently get at their private school. The Obama girls attend Sidwell Friends School, an elite private school in the Washington area.
“The DC public schools systems are struggling,” Obama said, though he added that the school district has, “made some important strides over the last several years to move in the direction of reform.” Public schools in Washington have long faced criticism for their low test scores and high dropout rates.
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“Education is primarily the domain of state and local governments”
Gee, I thought that children were entrust to the parents by the Creator. They are NOT resources for or wards of the Gooferment. Education should be primarily the domain of the parents; not any level of Gooferment.
The way the current system has evolved is that rights come from the Creator and that Governments are formed by men to protect those rights. So “We, The People” recognize these rights. These rights belong to ALL our fellow human beings.
We currently have an active debate as to when a person can assert these rights and when we accord them (i.e., in the womb, born, viable infant, majority, or something inbetween).
We have inadvertently allowed Gooferment as various levels to insinuate itself in the realm of education. And, we are worse off for it.
Let’s remember, why the Gooferment got into education? Prussian King Frederick II made schooling compulsory for all children between ages five and 13. In 1843, Mann traveled to Germany to investigate how the educational process worked. Upon his return to the United States, he lobbied heavily to have the “Prussian model” adopted. The purpose was to instill social obedience in the citizens through indoctrination. Make good soldiers for the Army, compliant workers for the factory, and obedient serfs for the aristocracy to lead.
Note where the head politician sends his children to school!
Let’s get the Gooferment out of the education process completely. It’s taken more than a hundred years to get to this realization. So let’s have two twenty year plans to accomplish the “Separation of School and State”. The Gooferment operates the schools and funds them by taking wealth from the people.
We can debate the morality of stealing wealth from people, laundering it through various levels of Gooferment — each with a handling charge, and providing a substandard education for non-wealthy children. We can’t debate that it is NOT working.
“If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government school system in most cities.” —- Walter Williams
So first, we end the Gooferment operation of education. And, then we end the funding of it.
Since we didn’t get into this mess overnight, we can’t get out of it overnight either. People have to have time to learn the new meme and adapt their lives to accommodate it.
The first 20 year plan is to “privatize” schoo