If this seems a radical assertion, I assure you it is not. In fact, examples
abound indicating its accuracy.
Take the "community box," for instance. How many elementary school kids across the country show up the first day of school, only to have their brand-new supplies pilfered by their teacher and thrown into one big box, to be distributed henceforth as said teacher sees fit? (Karl Marx also had very little regard for private property rights.")
Or how about "cooperative learning" methods of instruction? I use quotation marks to point out how impossible it usually is to get kids to cooperate or learn when they sit in groups a pencil length from their neighbors. But if a teacher is blessed with darling little angels who would never think of misbehaving, students who have "more" knowledge are regularly expected to help those with "less." (How's that saying go again? "From each according to his ability.")
Ever heard of social promotion? This egalitarian concept is standard procedure at most public schools, where students are promoted from one grade to the next regardless of academic aptitude. It practically takes an act of Congress to retain failing students these days, lest we give them the impression they are responsible for their accomplishments.
We are a capitalist society. There are inequalites in this system because there are inequalities in men. These inherent inequalites in talent, ability, intelligence and motivation are what drives the system and what makes it function.
People with strong innate abilites have a relatively easier time succeeding, but our system gives everyone an equal shot. There are countless examples of people with less ability achieving more than people with greater ability due to sheer determination and will. That is the strenght of our system, It literally forces you to excell.
We are not doing our kids any favors by foolishly attempting to level the playing field at a young age. It's not level, it will never be level under this system or any other. The sooner our children learn what they need to do with the tools God has given them, the better chance they have to succeed in life.
Weak kids make weak adults. Stress the abilities that they have, and teach them to compensate for inadequacies in one area with their natural strengths in others. To do anything less is to promote "the big lie."
Monday, February 28, 2005
Excellent article by the Wash Times illustrating how the public schools are subtly indoctrinating our kids with socialist ideologies:
Posted by traderrob at 6:01 AM