Monday, February 20, 2012

Why Public Schools Are Unnecessary.

For the first 150 years, most presidents home-schooled their children at the White House, he said. 

“Where did they come up that public education and bigger education bureaucracies was the rule in America? Parents educated their children, because it’s their responsibility to educate their children.”

“Yes the government can help,” Mr. Santorum added.  “But the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic. It goes back to the time of industrialization of America when people came off the farms where they did home-school or have the little neighborhood school, and into these big factories, so we built equal factories called public schools. And while those factories as we all know in Ohio and Pennsylvania have fundamentally changed, the factory school has not.” 

-For the full article from The New York Times, click here.

Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum is correct, of course.  The federal government should not be running our public schools (which is why they don't), and neither should the state governments.  So, if not the government, than who?  The teachers?  Hah! Those liberal pussies aren't fit to run a classroom, much less the whole building.  Let's break it down and look at the pros and cons of public schooling:

1. Your kid(s) are out of the house for the day.

1. Waste of taxpayer money.
2. Your child(ren) get brainwashed by the social liberal agenda (a.k.a "they get educated").
3. Things are taught to your child(ren) that you may not want them to know, such as...
   a. Evolution
   b. Sexual Education
   c. The ability to question
   d. Islam
   e. Questionable Literature ("The Catcher in the Rye", "Slaughterhouse-Five", etc.)
   f. Science
   g. Languages Other Than English
4. Your child(ren) mingle with others on a day to day basis, developing social skills and tolerance.
5. You aren't there.

It looks a bit like the negatives of public schooling outweigh the positives.  Think about it.  There are men and women - total strangers - getting paid to teach your children for ~180 days of the year.  What a waste of money!  Shouldn't you, as a parent, get paid to keep your child at home and simply transfer your experience and knowledge unto them?  Children are, in essence, a miniature amalgam of you and your spouse.  Why not force them to blindly think and act like you do to the point where you basically could have just copied yourself asexually?  

What a world that would be. 

I urge all of you, dear readers, to mentally paint the picture that Mr. Santorum is trying to create for you - this idea that schools are little knowledge factories that churn out free-thinking individuals; individuals that eventually turn on their parents by listening to Satanic rock n' roll music, smoking doobies, and following the ways of atheism.

Shhhh!  Do you hear that?

...That's the sound of Jesus weeping for the future of mankind.



Pamela said...

Are you serious right now? First of all, rap is worse than rock, not all kids who go to public schools smoke pot, and what exactly is wrong with atheism? Also, you mentioned not wanting your kids to learn about certain things. This is why Americans are so stupid! They have to learn sometime anyway. If they don't ever question anything, then how are they supposed to discern between right and wrong? Are they to simply believe whatever religious bs is shoved down their throats as young children? That's called propoganda! If you know you're right, then you should have nothing to hide...and what's wrong with science and other languages? Get real.

A Sane Break said...

Oh, my dear Pamela, I was not being serious. I was being incredibly sarcastic in this article. Thank you for taking the time to read it, though. I do hope you read more of my stuff :)

Andrew Guest said...

I had a feeling it was a joke after seeing the part about liberal agenda.