Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Education Crisis

                                   The Education Crisis


 September 28, 2010


 NBC is focusing on the crisis in education that we have in this country. This is nothing new. Anyone who has had to deal with today's High School graduates for the last couple of decades knows that this has been coming for a while. They can't spell, they don't know the history of this country and it's not their fault. Somewhere along the line, schools have lost their focus on really educating students and started pushing them through just to make the numbers look better. If any of you have ever watched Jay Leno do JayWalking, you know exactly what is going on, or rather not going on, in our schools. Ask a person on the street why we celebrate the 4th of July, chances are they know it's to celebrate our independence. Chances are slimmer that they know from who and why. Ask the date of the signing of the declaration, you might just get a blank stare. It's appalling to me..... and I'm a High School drop out with an equivalency diploma. I like to say that I am self educated, because I took the time as I got older and out of the education system, to learn. The US used to be first in education. Now, we are not even in the top ten. If we are to maintain our position as a leader in the world community, this crisis has to be paid more than lip service. It's up to educators and the government to see that this decline does not continue. Throwing money at the problem is not the answer. Getting really dedicated people in a position to do something about it is.

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