Here are the national scoring of proficient and above by grade.
20% of 4th graders
17% of 8th graders
12% of 12th graders are proficient or above for grade
Can you see the trend? Is this OK with you? Is this how we treat our future? I know Democrats want to keep things just the way they are, where the voting unions and bureaucrats are in control of the children's education. The Democrats are the same party enslaving those poorly educated children with our debts. The Democrats are also the party that is trying to destroy SSI and Medicare by keeping everything as it is.
I'm not blaming teachers. I'm blaming the teachers unions and bureaucrats for this dumbing down. We can't argue with the numbers. The whole educational system is broke. Trying to patch it up hasn't worked.
It's time that parents abandon this system first. The only way we can change the system is too not put into it. We the Parents are in control. It is our job to make sure that our own children are getting the best in education. If you want to put your children in government public education that's your business. If you don't mind having one teacher to 25,30 or even 40 children it's all good. This is what we get when we put the government in charge of something.
I know how bad times are right now. And paying a few thousand dollars a year on your children's educations is going to be hard. Believe me I know how much that money is when you don't have much as it is. But that is exactly why you must do whatever it takes to make sure that your children never have to say they are too poor to get their children the best.
If you think things are only going to get better in education we just need to keep throwing money at it, you're kidding yourself. The power of pulling your children out of the system will be felt one child at a time. We need a whole new system and patchwork and status quo isn't cutting it. We need to get rid of the whole system so we can start over. The best way too change the system is to collapse the system. Liberals have been doing this for decades. Liberals want a dumb generation. It serves them best. We need to help our children in every way we can. If you would like to help get a child out of the government school system stop by a religious parochial or private school and ask how you can help. Or have a fund raiser at the next Tea Party meeting to create a fund for disadvantaged children.
I'd really like to hear what you have to say about this? Your comments mean a lot to the readers of this blog.