An economics professor at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX...
... said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class.
The majority of that class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.
All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged, everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too, so they studied little. The second Test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F.
The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed to their great surprise and the professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail because the harder to succeed the greater the reward but when a government takes all the reward away, no one will try or succeed.
--- ‘The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.' Margaret Thatcher
Failure is the best word to describes and characterizes our educational system in America today. The article above outlines part of the reason for its decline and its dismal results. It is not lack of money. It is lack of a godly focus.
President Barry Soetoro, a/k/a Barack Obama, who by his avowed socialist policies and his actions has to be considered at least a radical socialist. His recent injecting himself into the public school classrooms across the nation sets a dangerous precedent, especially for one so extreme in his political leftist views. Couple this with teachers who elevate this grossly inexperienced community rabble-rouser and Chicago groomed political hack, to cultic, almost god-like status by having their children offering praise and homage to him, you have to be very suspect and very concerned.
For the most part, our schools have been commandeered by the secular humanist socialist-bent elite and their poisonous philosophy. These humanists along with the national teacher unions (NEA and AFT), who advance a radical socialist agenda, have conspired to boot God, the Judeo-Christian Bible, and all Christian influence out of the schools bwginning in the 1960s. Ever since this cataclysmic event, our schools have been on a downward trend by in producing educated and prepared students. Increasing violence and declining graduation rates and a growing ignorant population have been big-education’s major ‘achievement.’ These efforts continue and are even accelerating, and now even include the normalization of sodomy and other abnormal deviant behaviors and lifestyles.