The education system is in crisis. It’s simply not working. What we are doing right now is costing us more money in taxes and it’s making our children less capable.
Sadly, it seems that we have more serious problems to deal with than solving them. While the government is spending money on better teachers, I think we need to stop wasting it on things that don’t make a difference.
The fundamental problem is that our schools aren’t what they used to be. In order to educate a child to the point where he can do well in school, we need a good education system that doesn’t neglect basic learning skills. Parents need to take care of their children so they can focus on more important things.
If parents want to use their homes as an extension of the education system, they should do it. When I was a teenager, I took care of my younger brother and sisters. They didn’t need me so much as they needed me to help them stay alive. That’s why they learned best in school.
The fact is that most kids outgrow the abilities of a good parent. The old saying “the young breed” comes to mind. While a good job for many years can give us freedom, it also means that most of our children will live in fear.
Learning to teach a child how to play well and to learn from each child gives us our independence back. It also gives us a family that lives in peace and harmony. That’s a lot of good things.
We must never forget that the reason we need a good education system is so we can be independent and not need to rely on anyone else. When we get rid of independent thinking and insist on teaching students to depend on us, we have no business trying to figure out how to care for the children.
Educators need to be accountable for teaching our children so they can accomplish their dreams. Once we get rid of the ridiculous world view that blames everything bad on other people, we can get back to the world we were all taught to look forward to.