Currently, our public schools fail in basic education. They do a stellar job of socially engineering and politically indoctrinating of our kids, but they fail to educate and prepare them for productive lives.
The same people who refuse school vouchers and deny home schooling are trying to force a higher minimum wage. Young adults leave high school with insufficient knowledge of math, English and academics in general, personal responsibility, work ethic or the benefits of self-reliance. A “living wage” for doing an unskilled menial and repetitive task is the only way for the undereducated to survive.
Upon graduation, however, they do know how to cry foul and blame others for their failures. They cannot compete, yet demand unearned respect and rapid advancement. For twelve or thirteen years, they receive passing grades for doing substandard work resulting from little effort. Inadequate is sufficient.
Of course, higher wages mean finished products cost more necessitating a higher wage to accommodate the new cost of living. If progressives continue to control the collection and distribution of taxes, knowledge and education may not be necessary in tomorrow’s world. Everybody, except for the ruling class, will be equal and trudge through life accepting government subsidies.
Progressives now want to begin the indoctrination process as soon as infants are potty trained. They will even take over that process if it will speed their ultimately dictatorial agenda of a One World Government. To achieve that goal, they must first have complete control of their subjects’ minds.
Please take the time to watch the first three minutes of the linked video. http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/11792.html It illustrates how marketing (for food products) trains the compliant minds of preteen children to unquestionably accept and adjust to directed presentation. This is the same method used by liberal teachers in our schools today.
Two particularly pertinent statements caused alarm when I watched this. They are, “Young children cannot comprehend how advertising is manipulating them”, and “Children cannot be expected to exercise critical thinking or personal responsibility about food choice until they are quite a bit older. The exact age is a matter of some research debate, but eight-year-olds certainly fall below it.”
Are you still sure that public education is the proper way for your children, grandchildren and future generations? Perhaps if we just pour more money into the public school system…?