Wednesday, February 25, 2009

John Freshwater & the State of Public Education

Here is a comment to my article which I found on the website, Choose the Hero. That website posted my article, “Is Public Education Hopelessly Lost?

Comment
made on February 23rd, 2009 on ChoosetheHero.com

Freshwater is incompetent and dangerous to the children. A creationist science teacher who burns kids? You picked a real zero to back there. After he is fired, he and his supporters should take up a collection to pay the school for having wasted their time and money.”

Here is my response:

Actually, it is the educational system that deserves the accolades that you bestowed on Mr. Freshwater. The descriptions “Incompetent” “Dangerous” and “Radical Faith in the Flawed Unscientific Theory of Evolution” all aptly characterize our failed public education system.

Mr. Freshwater represents the antithesis of what currently marks education failed state. He cares for his students. He loves to teach. He is good at it. He gets positive results, and students learn.

How do we fix the public education system? For starters we

(1) Abolish the federal Department of Education (DOE).

(2) Take away the non-profit status of the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) for their student-ignoring, subversive leftist-driven political agenda and activism.

(3) Encourage and fund alternatives to public schools to make them more competitive and accountable to parents, the community and society.

Without doing these things mentioned above, our schools and the education system will remain broken and in a perpetual state of disrepair.

Therefore the only real solution may be a mass exodus of children from what amounts to the government indoctrination centers. Caring, Christian, and/or conservative have no choice but to pull their children out of the schools en masse. Next fall would not be too early to do so.

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