All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

2/18/2006

Fixing the Public Schools

The best solution to the American public school system starts with a wrecking ball, bulldozers and trucks to haul off the rubble. Step two, would be requiring the teachers, administrators and everyone who has ever been associated with the NEA to either; sign an affidavit stating they will have nothing to do with public education ever again, under penalty of death, or give them a one way paid ticket to Cuba never to return to the US. One can dream.

The second best solution involves vouchers and total parental freedom in choosing which school the adults will pick to send the kidos off to. The main benefit to this program is that the better schools will get more money because they have more kids and the bad schools will go out of business. Once again, a brilliant idea that is far too radical for the educational komisar's at the National (lack of) Education Association. If America used vouchers bad performance in academics could be traced back to one of three reasons:

1.) The parents didn't get Jr. in a good school
2.) The parents didn't make Jr. do his homework
3.) Jr. is a feebleminded dolt

As long as parents are willing to have their educational choices dictated by professional edu-crats, we will have the public school system as we know it. But even with what we have now, we could make things better. This encouraging story from Alabama demonstrates one useful technique.


So what other things can be done to fix the schools? How about trying these:

  1. Same sex classrooms
  2. Uniforms
  3. Discipline (public corporal punishment)
  4. Teach manners instead of PC thought control
  5. Exercise, scrap gym for daily PT


In every instance where one of the above has been used the kids have preformed better academically. The big assumption that I’m making is that Public Schools should be primarily about academics. If you were to ask the NEA I think you’d find that the primary purpose is social engineering. Which is why by the time Jr. is 18 he can barely read, do basic math, or think at a cognitive level above a lab rat. Thankfully he can role a condom down a banana, and knows how to stand in an unemployment line.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:48 AM

    I think it is too easy to fool yourself into thinking that that is just the case for big city public schools and if I just take Jr to a small town USA school, then he will get the same kind of education that I got. Not the case anymore. Public schools are going down. With homeschooling and private schools becoming more popular and accessible, it won't be too much longer until public schools are just for parents who don't care about their kidos.

    Dr Who

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  2. True. States are beginning to exert more control over the smaller districts to get them to fall in line, holding that all important $ out like a carrot.
    They get the teachers to play ball the same way, by holding that raise out there as well. If you could get a majority of teachers to stand up and say "enough!" it would stop immediately. But, as long as their totally brainwashed in college, there's no hope of that.
    Homeschool is the only way to go now.

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  3. The best solution to the American public school system starts with a wrecking ball, bulldozers and trucks to haul off the rubble.

    AMEN! Preach it brother!

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  4. My Mom somehow got the Catholic Church to pay for my education all the way through High School. I had to help the janitor after sports practice, but it wasn't bad. Why can't others? Good post. Nice Blog too. Another place to visit daily.

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