Saturday, January 08, 2011

American Culture Killer, Part 4: Public Education

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” 
~ John W. Gardner

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”  ~Robert G. Ingersoll


"[Why] should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.: Fisher Ames author of the final wording for the First Amendment

"[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.  Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind." ~  Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence


This week I offered some facts about the major American culture killers that more and more are corrupting, destroying and decaying the American civilization.

 Hat tip goes to Pass the Salt Ministries (www.CoachDaveLive.com) who mailed me some important facts about the culture-killer, public education. I share them with you.

·                    American 12th graders rank 19th out of 21 countries in mathmatics.

·                    77% of all urban 4th graders read below basic levels.

·                    Only 43% of seniors could identify when the Civil War was fought between 1850-1900.

·                    46% of black students and 44% of Latinos do not earn high school diplomas.

·                    Washington D.C. public schools spend nearly $25,000 per pupil on education.

·                    Only 1 out of 4 students in Washington, D.C. ever graduate from high school. What a return on the $25,000 investment!


For more facts about Public Education see the website, www.CommonCore.com.   

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