Our schools are failing and funding is not the only reason. There are some obvious reasons like too much read tape and bloated administrations but here are the ten most controversial and politically incorrect reasons America’s schools are failing our kids.
|It may take a "village" to raise your kid, but the village doesn’t make them turn off the TV and do their homework at night. The statistics are undeniable, for example Asian kids to dramatically better in the very same schools that other children fail in. So you either believe that it’s genetics or that environmental factors are at the root of it.
Non-PC Solution: Require breeding licenses, and enforce punishments are parents who’s children fail.
Teachers are forced to join these unions that are against merit based incentives. Unproductive lazy teachers should be fired just like in any other job. Unions protect the poor teachers and hold back the good ones. Once tenured as few as 1 in 2,300 teachers are fired.
Non-PC Solution: Schools around the country are closed union shops that force teachers to join, this is America not Soviet Russia – make it optional and their numbers and influence will drop.
The total K-12 school expenditure for illegal immigrants costs the states $7.4 billion annually—enough to buy a computer for every junior high student nationwide. Nearly two-thirds of illegal aliens lack a high school degree, and their kids are far less likely to succeed than the children of educated immigrants. Forty years ago, the U.S. high school graduation rate was the highest – 80 percent – of all member nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But, the group says, the U.S. today has lost its lead, mostly due to immigration. U.S. graduation rates now hover around 70 percent, lower than rates in 16 other countries.
Non-PC Solution: Only kick out the stupid and lazy ones, this country needs hard working smart kids. Have them take a mandatory written test, those failing that are tested out on the workplace, those failing that are bussed to Mexico on a sad yellow school bus. Class sizes would shrink dramatically and test scores would improve dramatically.
|Sure it sounds mean to pick on the handicapped but they are simply tying up too much in the way of resources. School districts have been forced to close trying to cater to children no matter what the cost. One handicapped child can require more resources than an entire classroom of non-handicap-able ones. The percentage of the budget being devoted to this small minority of students is growing exponentially with often one teacher with a masters (at higher pay) with a teaching assistant per two students.
Non-PC Solution: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Leave the one’s who can’t catch up in front of the TV watching Barney – they want to be like regular kids and that’s what they do.
Teachers literally have to spend more of their time baby-sitting students than teaching them in most classrooms. The problem is growing worse every year, and teachers are able to less and less about it. Teachers can send a child to the office for punching, groping or threatening another student only to have them come back fifteen minutes later. Chronic discipline problem students create disruptions and distract from teaching the children who want to learn.
Non-PC Solution: Have a school judge (preferably a cranky old retired person working as a volunteer) handing out punishments like bathroom cleaning and other menial jobs and detention. Bring back corporal punishment, children need to fear something and besides the worst of them need to start getting used to the judicial system so the earlier the better.
|Schools around the country are hiring teachers with below average qualifications because of race and all people should be hired or fired based on their quality and not their skin color. To hire below average teachers to fill a quota only creates more below average students down the line. These inferior teachers, school board members and administrators cheat literally thousands of children of a quality education over the courses of their careers.
Non-PC Solution: Either blindfold everyone involved in the hiring process or give financial incentives for interracial marriages (if we all are semi-asian, semi-black, semi-white, semi-hispanic and kinda everything there will pretty much be just one race.
|Kids are wasting billions of their parents money in trendy clothes and it distracts and separates them. In 1998 a study done by The National Association of Elementary School Principals and Land’s End discovered that schools with an active uniform policy had almost a twenty percent better discipline rate than that of a non-active uniform policy. Studies also showed that student achievement was increased by ten percent. (NAESP, 1998) Because of the learning atmosphere created by uniforms, students are more likely to concentrate on their schoolwork and strive for great grades.
Non-PC Solution: National uniform standards as a requirement to receive federal aid for schools. Under-performing discipline problems could be forced to wear prison uniforms as punishment while we’re at it.
|Politically Correct Distractions|
|You can’t teach history through a Disney styled politically correct prism without compromising their education. Children are spending so much time feeling good about themselves and focusing on inconsequential figures that satisfy a quota that they aren’t learning the things they need to succeed. Schools are increasingly becoming so slanted politically from the left and the right that they fail to focus on the basics. Consequential History, Geography and Civics are all all replaced with intellectual mush. When the young people were asked to find 10 of our 50 states, only California and Texas could be located by a large majority of those surveyed. Only half the students could find New York. Only 3 out of 4 of the young Americans could locate the Pacific Ocean on a map.
Non-PC Solution: Take politics out of the classroom and replace it with geography and double the math.
|The strategy of "mainstreaming" is to put children who can’t keep up with grade level work in the class with functioning students. Across the country teachers are spending a huge percentage of their time slowing down their curriculum to try to keep these slower students up with the rest of the class. In Europe there is a college bound tract and a trade school tract where children who aren’t college material are taught valuable trade skills.
Non-PC Solution: Before junior high school it’s pretty obvious which kids have at least the potential for college. Take those that don’t and separate them from the herd and put them somewhere where thy won’t drag down the rest of the class. We idolize Europe so use the european trade school tract for kids destined to be blue color workers.
|Kids need to focus on the basics, math skills have deteriorated to the point where universities have seen their engineering graduate programs dominated by foreign students. Children need to spend more time on math and grammar than distraction from the basics. An average Chinese student at eighth grade is far beyond most American college students. It simply requires more time and energy focused on basic skills and not on self-esteem workshops.
Non-PC Solution: Add an extra hour of math and one more for English to the end of each school day. Parents are working until five so teachers and kids should be putting in a full day too. It would save millions in child care and our kids will have better grades and less time to get into trouble.