If anyone dares to question the doctrine, no matter how silly, they are branded as blasphemers. Bernard Goldberg used to be no friend of the Right, but when he dared to say, in a Wall Street Journal article, that the MSM may be biased, he was branded a heretic and ousted from the church with the inevitable smear campaign that excommunication from the Church of the Left entails. In self defense, he then went on to write a book exposing all of their dirty laundry.
These are the people who are teaching our kids in public schools. People who have never learned to think, indeed who are punished for thinking, are supposed to be teaching our kids to think? Is it any wonder that test scores keep going down, even though we’ve doubled the amount of money given to the public education system in the past 15 years? Yes, doubled. And have any of the problems gone away? No, not one.
(That graph didn't come through very well, but what it shows is that, between local, state, federal and other (parent contributions?), we have went from 249.0 billion dollars in 1990-91, to 501.3 billion dollars in 2003-04!)
We keep giving more and more money to people who can’t, logically, put it to use in an efficient manner, because they have no logic! Luckily for them, there are enough people out there who also have no logic and keep giving them more money based on their annual promise that if they just had more money, they could reduce class-sizes and improve test scores.
But it never happens! When are people going to learn? If they hired a financial manager and they remained flat broke, or actually lost ground , do you think that they'd give him more money? Would they actually double his fee when he told them for fifteen years that, if he just had more money, he could make them rich? Hell, no. They'd either fire him or call the police to report a scam-artist!
So why do they keep falling for this scam?
What really needs to be done is to take a two-pronged approach: pass a school-voucher program, and tell the government schools, "not a dime more until you start improving things. You have enough money to do it now, so you'd better get started if you want to keep your job."
Either way, we need to get our children away from these unthinking people. We need to teach our kids to think, and these are the wrong people to do it.