I cannot describe how aggravated I became when I heard this clip from Tulane professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry stating that the public school education system has not been afforded the funds it needs because we (as a nation) look at our children as belonging to their families and not ‘the collective’. I’m not going to rip on Ms. Perry too much considering she is relatively young (age 39), ignorant of the financial history of the last century leading to the breakdown of the nuclear family, and has spent so much time teaching at liberal and globalist universities. Her assimilation into the borg collective is complete. I very much doubt that she can be saved. All of that being said, children belong to themselves and are in their family’s care and are their family’s joy and responsibility until they reach maturity. ‘Nuff said. STFU and stop spewing your nonsense all over the airwaves.
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always kindof had a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children; so part of it is that we have to break through our kinda private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the households, then we start making better investments.
Just for the record, Ms. Perry hasn’t been around long enough to know that before the dollar was so devalued by the Federal Reserve, families could actually afford to live quite comfortably on one income, mom usually was a fulltime homemaker, all the mothers and fathers in a community parented all the children from their doorsteps, children could roam freely without being taken from their front yards by pedophiles and serial killers, latchkey kids had not yet been invented, and children knew there were many pairs of adult eyes watching them. Ms. Perry also does not seem to be aware that home schooled children actually do better making the transition to college than public school children, achieve better grades, and are in higher demand by colleges than public school children. Ah well, remember the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again with the expectation that a different result will occur. Let’s keep throwing money down the bottomless pit of public education that does nothing but turn our children into little drone worker bees incapable of independent thought for the globalists’ hive collective that Ms. Perry has already been made a member of.
More than 2 million U.S. students in grades K-12 were home-schooled in 2010, accounting for nearly four percent of all school-aged children, according to the National Home Education Research Institute. Studies suggest that those who go on to college will outperform their peers.
A new study published in The Journal of College Admissionsuggests that homeschool students enjoy higher ACT scores, grade point averages and graduation rates compared with other college students. The finding are especially interesting because there has been a paucity of research focused on how homeschooled students fare in college.
The research, which was conducted by Michael Cogan, the director of institutional research and analysis at the University of St. Thomas, focused on the experiences of homeschooled students at an unnamed medium-sized university in the upper Midwest.
Here are some of Cogan’s findings:
- Homeschool students earned a higher ACT score (26.5) versus 25.0 for other incoming freshmen.
- Homeschool students earned more college credits (14.7) prior to their freshmen year than other students (6.0).
- Homeschooled freshmen were less likely to live on campus (72.4%) than the rest of the freshmen class (92.7%).
- Homeschoolers were more likely to identify themselves as Roman Catholic (68.4%).
- Homeschool freshmen earned a higher grade points average (3.37) their first semester in college compared with the other freshmen (3.08).
- Homeschool students finished their freshmen year with a better GPA (3.41) than the rest of their class (3.12).
- The GPA advantage was still present when homeschoolers were college seniors. Their average GPA was 3.46 versus 3.16 for other seniors.
- Homeschool students graduated from college at a higher rate (66.7%) than their peers (57.5%).
Of course, the big knock on homeschool students is that they never develop social skills since their classrooms are often their kitchen tables and their mothers are often their teachers. Cogan, however, noted that another homeschool study that looked at more than 7,300 adults, who had been homeschooled, determined that the homeschool graduates were more likely to have voted and participated in community service than other adults.
If Ms. Perry or one of her students happens to stop by the Monster, maybe she should take the time to watch Charlotte Iserbyt.
When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation, will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen. – Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society
The Secret History of Western Education: The Scientific Destruction of Minds – Charlotte Iserbyt
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