Publik Skoolz Is Grate Edyukashun?
As the left continues to call for government assistance in sending kids to college, I was struck by the enormous amount of damage liberalism has already done to this country’s educational system. College campuses have long been bastions of liberal indoctrination while government mandates and teachers unions have all but destroyed grade-school education.
The hypocrisy of their logic is apparent when the left triumphs its own monopoly of choice – government schools.
Though representing the pinnacle of unfair business practices, the Department of Education gets a pass. In reality, public schools are money pits. We spend more per student than almost any other country on earth - with abysmal results.
Sure, negative results are to be expected when dealing with a government-provided service, but the real travesty is that taxpayers have no choice in funding the disastrous institution.
As an illustration (which, given the penchant for limiting our dietary rights shown by Michelle Obama, Michael Bloomberg and others, might not be too far off), imagine a government entity was responsible for establishing grocery stores, and stores set up in every district were operated by a liberal union similar to the National Education Association.
They provide food, of course, but not what you want.
In reality, the school situation is even more extreme than the grocery store example because you could at least pick and choose between government and private food suppliers. With schools, though, it’s all or nothing; either you allow your children to be indoctrinated with liberal multiculturalism while neglecting the fundamentals necessary to make it in the adult world, or you send them to another school but still pay just as much to keep the inferior schools in business.
Isn’t it telling that both Barack Obama and Joe Biden chose private school for their own children?