Friday, November 26, 2004

Schools and Their Masters -- Who Should Run Them?

All I know now is that it doesn't need to be the Feds anymore. I've been having a discussion here about this. It started out as a discussion about whether or not our nation was becoming a theocracy, and evolved into a little back-and-forth between me and Diane Warth (of Karmalised, who's a much better blogger than I ever will be) regarding the school systems of today (and in history).

Eventually, we reached an agreement (I think), that the government needs to get out of the "business" of education, and that we need to return to the 3-R's. Sound good? I thought so.

It's pretty scary, really, what has been done to this country's educational system over the years in the area of history instruction alone. At the above link, Ms. Warth linked some articles that discuss the history of such instruction in our schools. Interesting reading, if you're interested.

Anyway, the sticking point seems to be parental involvement, and it doesn't look like that's going to change anytime soon, friends. As long as American parents keep shoving the responsibility off on schools to teach things they should be teaching at home, it's only going to get worse. Multiculturalism, political correctness, sensitivity and yes, even sex education are subjects better addressed by the family.

We all scream about how badly we want the government out of our lives. The question is, then, how badly do we want it?

1 comment:

Diane said...


Much better blogger..., thank-you, but that's just not true. If I thought only the skilled should blog I'd have quit long ago. It's where I let go of opinions that aren't greeted with enthusiasm amoungst my real time contacts, and to my humble surprise, have been acknowledged by a few very nice people in blogdom. Your future in this sphere is much brighter than mine, not only because your views tend to flow in a popular stream, but your ability to relate them is quite fine and original.

Best Wishes,