Public Schools Get No Confidence Vote?
For those of you who attended public school in the 1960s and early 1970s, you experienced an educational system far different from that of today.
In the 60s and early 70s, teachers still had authority to actually teach and discipline students. If a student turned in failing material, the teacher didn’t hesitate to give little Johnny an F or even hold him back a grade. Educators believed that educating Johnny was more important than making him feel good about himself.
In many of the country’s public schools, they have become more of a training center for a very liberal social agenda. They are being taught to think more of globalism than American patriotism and more of themselves than others around them. I’ve seen some schools that are teaching their students that America is the villain and enemy of the rest of the world, and the list of social liberalism goes on and on.
The changing focus of the public schools is also changing the way Americans view them. In the latest Gallup Poll, confidence in the public schools is at a 40 year low.
In 1973, 58% of Americans answered that they had ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’ of confidence in the nation’s public schools. In the most recent poll, the number expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence sunk to a mere 29%. That’s less confidence than what they have in the presidency (37%) and the medical system (41%).