US Education Ranking Drops Again.

The US education ranking compared to the rest of the world keeps dropping; why? We once were the number one educational system on this earth but now we are not even in the top twenty. We pay more per student on education then anywhere on earth yet we keep dropping in our rankings; do you know why? The truth is it is because of four cornerstones of education. The sad part is you cannot talk about most of the problems because you might offend someone hence our first problem; Political Correctness.

Political Correctness (PC) is killing not only our education, but our country, as well as literally killing our citizens. When PC leads you to not take action against a radical Muslim person like Major Hassan; PC literally kills. The same is true about the students in school. PC has taken every foundation for order out of the classroom and the PC elitists then turn around and say they don’t understand what is wrong and why America’s education standards are falling. The truth is they do understand but their elitists arrogance will not let them admit they are wrong no matter how many of our children suffer and die because of what they have done. Their image is all that matters to them. It can be corrected but these people must first be removed:

1. Kids need to be allowed to fail. Who ever came up with the idea “We can’t let the children fail” is about as ignorant on human behavior as you can get. By failing you learn to adapt and overcome obstacles that would hinder and stop anyone never allowed to fail; hence what is happening today in our schools. If you want to build ones character, and fortitude they must be allowed to fail. By letting every team win, get a trophy, and lowering the bar so all can pass the PC elites have lowered the potential of our children; hence the reason our world education standard has dropped us from first place in education. Why should I work hard, they will pass me anyway.

2. Discipline must be reintroduced into the classroom. If you have a student that is a problem in the classroom it is either because they haven’t been shown love, discipline, or neither at home. I am not talking about suspending them; I’m talking about disciplining them. Suspending those students does nothing but put them back into the environment that caused the problem. This is the upbringing we are trying to change. To fit into society they need to be taught the rules; if they are not taught the rules at home then the school will need to teach them.

 3. I am tired of hearing teachers say “It’s not my job to teach them to behave.” If you are a teacher and you didn’t become one to help the children but to help yourself achieve wealth or status instead; quit because you are the biggest problem we have in the schools. Teachers need to be dedicated to the children over all and this is not happening in many public schools. It is disgraceful and un-American when unions and teachers put their greed and lust for power above the children. This is a video of the National Education Association (NEA) General Counsel says is their purpose is and it’s not the children. Mr. Bob Chanin, the General Council, comments were disturbing enough; his most import point was “It is not because we care about children, and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child but it’s about power”. The part that disturbs me the most was the entire score of teacher applauding his remarks. I ask again, are you here for the children or money and power? I wonder why education in the US is failing Let me ask you a question. We spend $10,000 a year on each student in public educated schools. The average private school is between $6,000 and $8,000 a year yet their rankings on average leaves the public school system in the dust. Can you tell me why? It’s because it is about greed and the lust for power. Why are teacher unions so against vouchers to give children a better chance in life from private schools? I was raised around coal unions and they were honorable from what I seen, but if teacher unions are all like this one, they need to be outlawed. Many teachers love the children but Teacher Unions don’t want competition because if they had it in the competitive work place, they couldn’t cover for the bad teachers. In a competitive work place the good teachers would still thrive but not the bad teachers. This is why the Teacher Unions don’t want vouchers. If vouchers were approved, the union’s protection of bad teachers would land them in a hole. The bad teachers inability to teach; their inappropriate behavior, and their arrogance will leave them all in the place they belong; the unemployment line.

4. We need to stop with the political agendas and return to writing, reading, and arithmetic. Can you prove the Theory of Evolution? Can you prove the Theory of Creation? The answer to both questions is NO, so you need to teach them both in school and let the students decide what they believe. You need to return to saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school and teaching love of country, not changing of history.

If we could change these items our school systems would thrive. Greed and the lust for power can kill anything, just look what greed for money and power has done to our inner cities; unfortunately it is doing the same to our schools.

Reporters with Integrity are Gone.

When I was a kid reporters and news personalities had integrity and sought to find the truth no matter who was shown in a bad light; I believe those days are gone. You could watch the reporters and news anchors knowing their beliefs and political affiliation wouldn’t skew the truth. No matter their affiliation, Democrat or Republican, they were going to tell you the immoral, unethical, and ever criminal acts anyone from any party had committed and uncover any cover-ups they could find; I do believe those days are gone.

I always told my kids when they asked; “If you want to know what is going on watch the news”, I can’t do this anymore because the media have betrayed the American people. You as a reporter are supposed to report all sides of a story but instead you cherry pick what you want to mislead listeners from the truth. I am an independent and don’t care much for President Obama, Mitt Romney, John McCain, or even President Bush his last four years. When President Bush was in office we heard every day how many military people we have lost in Iraq and Afghanistan; haven’t heard that sense President Obama came into power why? If Benghazi would have happened under President Bush, he would have been interrogated (rightfully so) by the media everyday, why isn’t the same treatment given to President Obama?

American media has no ethical value, integrity or professionalism anymore. Why is our media so bias these days that we can no longer trust them to tell you the complete truth? I’m not for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party; I’m for America. I still believe in truth, honor, integrity, and helping you fellow American; I just wish our media did.