America’s Education Sucks
Oh noes! American education sucks! Kids are dropping out of high school by the millions!
I will give you three reasons why American public education sucks:
Why get a degree when you can live comfortably off someone else’s money? The culture of the kids who are dropping out of school is one in which a high school education is not required. All we need to do is pass legislation to require that a recipient of government welfare at any time in your life for any reason, including welfare, social security, and medicaid will not be paid to anyone over the age of 18 who does not have a high school diploma or a GED (or is actively pursuing a GED and is getting passing marks). Drop out rates drop to 1% across the board. But no. This will never happen, because the chorus of “what about the poor single mother who works 2 jobs and blah blah blah blah blah” Whiny empaths who want to have cake and eat it too will tug on your heartstrings and try to make it seem like these social parasites are instead heroes. Did she spread her legs and pop a baby? Say no more! Here’s money. We won’t let your baby starve, even though you dropped out of high school at age 15 to have your bastard baby. Do you see how this misplaced compassion is counterintentional to keeping kids in school?
Parents have their way. In suburban schools where 99% of the kids already graduate from school because they actually intend on growing up and contributing to society and paying taxes instead of taking as much from other people as they possibly can, this is a major problem. All it took in my high school was a phone call from a parent to put a kid who had no business in an honors class in an honors class. This necessarily lowers the bar for everyone, because teachers will be judged on how many of their students pass. If half the class doesn’t belong in top track math, the teacher is not going to fail half the class because the principal will conclude that the teacher must suck at teaching if he was unable to teach students the material. This trickles down to every level of the school system. Schools are not allowed to be hard on kids because the parents are not hard on their kids, and the parents force their will on the teachers as well under threat of litigation, which of course the school district always loses, because of my next point…
The school system is overrun by totally spineless liberals. This is the biggest problem. The vast majority of educators are women who are predisposed to be liberal anyway, and the few men who in that environment have to wear liberal clothing even if they loathe everything liberalism stands for because the public shool system is a cult and if you don’t fit in with the other pinkos, you are ostercized and forced out. Liberals live in an ideological fantasy world where concepts like “fairness” are more important than results. They refuse to admit that children are smarter than others. They also operate under some ridiculous pretense that if you throw smart kids in with stupid kids, the stupid kids will somehow absorb intelligence from the smart kids and become smarter. After 30 or 40 years of this nonsense you’d think they would have learned after tests that actually realistically measure results like SATs have the same exact bell curves today that they did before they started implementing this fairness horse shit ad nauseum. But no.
During my run in public schools, the school administrators brilliantly concluded that they should no longer track subjects like science, reading, writing, or history (preserving only tracked math, since math is impossible to fake because it’s objective). So I got stuck in a classroom full of retards. In furthering this ridiculous policy, teachers systemically would group a smart kid, like me, with a bunch of not so smart kids. Again, presuming I would teach them.
I’m 10 years old. I’m not interested in teaching anything to anyone. That’s the teacher’s job. I’m interested in getting a decent grade so my parents won’t give me a hard time about it. So invariably, I do all the work, and have to share the credit with a bunch of lazy retards. And of course, it’s easy as hell for me because the teacher is teaching to the middle of the bell curve and I’m way, way to the right of it.
In every group, a smart kid worked with a bunch of dumb kids, and it was the same story with them. Smart kid does work, stupid kid doesn’t do anything, but still gets OK grade. It doesn’t take a genius to realize why this fails on so many levels, and in fact has the exact opposite effect than intended. Here are some of the results that I witnessed first hand:
1. I learned very early on that not only are all men created vastly inequal, but that whenever a smart person gets stuck with stupid people, the smart person invariably carries everyone else. This constant life experience from a very early age solidified my worldview as a conservative. I find that as in public shool, this principal extends to the adult world as well: smart, talented, motivated, hard working people do everything, and everyone else is along for the ride. The liberal indoctrination tried so desperately by teachers at every level had the exact opposite effect.
2. My education was vastly diminished because I had everything so easy, being lumped in with the idiots. I should have been challenged way more than I ever was, but I wasn’t. Because of #1, neglecting your top performers hurts everyone, since they’re the ones who get things done. Both Europe and Asia are keenly aware of this and go so far as to build separate high schools for smart kids. Thus, the students we as Americans interact with, namely those who have creds and desire to get into America, were in top schools populated only with kids at their intellectual level. Their work could be challenging and they’d still pass.
3. Because my education was so easy during my formative years, I had a very hard time adapting to college because many college level course are appropriately challenging. College is not nearly as forgiving – honors math classes are designed for 130+ IQs, and they have absolutely no second thoughts about failing kids who don’t cut it. They aren’t bullied by parents. I was totally unprepared to take difficult classes that required more than a pulse to pass with flying colors. I had zero study skills because the public school system was so, so, so easy that the mere thought that I would have to actually try in a class blew my mind. Thanks a lot, high school.
4. On the other side of the spectrum, the dumb kids learned early to just suck off a smarter person and let them do everything. Also, because on group projects grades are shared, dumb kids have their grades artificially inflated. They get passed in classes they should otherwise fail on the work of others. This is actually something the liberals seem to want since they seem very big on the idea of taking from the producers and giving to the nonproducers, so in this sense, they’re right on the money. They’re raising a whole generation of very average people who expect the non-average people (who drive the economy) to help them when they become adults – help that typically involves us giving them money veiled in “tax refunds” so they can go on vacations, buy TVs, and enjoy a high standard of living they feel they deserve even though they have done nothing to deserve.
When we fix these problems with the American school system, we’ll be back on top. But unfortunately, these will never get fixed. The liberals have a strangehold on public education and they will never give it up. There is no incentive for smart, conservative people to get into education because there’s no money in it and they’d have to fight with liberals every single day of their lives, and they’re vastly outnumbered, so what’s the point?
The only answer is private school, which I promise is going to become more and more popular every year that goes on. This will inspire a great cry of angst from liberals everywhere as public schools continue to blow hardcore and have larger and larger dropout rates. It will get to the point where top colleges will not accept anyone from public schools. The chorus of “classism” will cover the New York Times (if it still exists), claiming that “rich” parents who put their children in private schools are villains. No, they’re not villains. They’ve just had enough of the failure that is the Department of Education.
Thanks, Jimmy Carter. Malaise forever!