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
didnít 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.
If a student was disruptive, they were handily dealt with. If they got
violent, they were often expelled from school. It wasnít uncommon for a
teacher and/or school administrator to use corporal punishment when it was
Iíll never forget the time that I got swats from a teacher, more swats from
the principal and a belt from my father, all for the same offense. I was in
second grade at the time and it made such an impression on me that it
changed what I did.
In todayís schools, teachers have no authority. They arenít allowed to use
corporal punishment or even do anything to hurt little Johnnyís self-image.
It doesnít matter if Johnny fails, he still moves on to the next grade,
regardless if he can read, write or do common arithmetic.
In many of the countryís 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. Iíve 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 Ďa great dealí or Ďquite
a lotí of confidence in the nationís public schools. In the most recent
poll, the number expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence sunk
to a mere 29%. Thatís less confidence than what they have in the presidency
(37%) and the medical system (41%).
When you look at the poll results over the past 40 years, you can see that
as the public schools turned away from sound teaching to social training
grounds, Americanís lost more and more confidence in them. As public
schools replaced teaching sound moral values with decadence and promiscuity,
Americanís lost more and more confidence in them. The more schools rewrote
American history and replaced it with secular lies, Americanís lost more and
more confidence in them.
Consequently, more parents are opting to either put their kids in private
schools or home school them themselves where they can not only teach them
the basics, but also teach them a sense of morals and values they wouldnít
learn in public schools. If I were a parent of school aged kids, I would do
everything I could to prevent my kids from attending public school and I
would strongly suggest that those of you who do have kids in public school