“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. ~ Aristotle.
Remember, “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND”?
Dig deeply beyond the brain cells saturated with Iraq war horrors, and you may just remember it was once the favorite phrase of George W Bush, at a time when he still considered it worthwhile to indoctrinate his base with such mantras, in the hope they would continue to believe his policies were actually working.
I have to report “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” has been a great success. Today, America’s kids make it all the way through school without dropping out early to work down the mines, enter domestic service, or sweep chimneys.
In that sense, Bush’s educational policy has been triumphant. In every other way it is a total disaster.
America’s public education system is in an appalling mess. To see just how bad things have become it is necessary to closely scrutinize what has been happening to the public schools, and how we, the people, are hoodwinked into believing all is fine within their portals. Unless, that is, you have a child in attendance who has reached 6th grade and still cannot read.
ABC’s 2020 program did just that recently, and the result made shocking viewing. Thankfully, the program is available on YouTube, but to save searching it out why not skip on over to my good friend, Mike, at “From Chaos to Order”. He has it readily available.
The program runs for forty minutes, with no advertising, so grab a cup of coffee and your favorite chair, put your feet up, and expect to once again be asking yourself that ever-so-frequently arising question:
Filed under: Failing our kids