I am often amazed how many people will tell me that education is the most important thing for society. I don’t believe it is the most important, although it is surely in the list of the top 10. The reason I say this is quite simple; while education is important it is what you are teaching that is paramount. If we send our children to school and they come back living a life of mediocrity, political correctness, and brainwashed into this theory of socialism, we haven’t done ourselves any good.
If we continually rewrite our nation’s history every decade so that it fits within the parameters of this political correctness we are denying ourselves the truth to the actual history of past periods, in doing so we are almost doomed to repeat. And whose fault will that be? There’s a difference between education and educational indoctrination, there’s a big difference. Just because we send our children to school doesn’t mean they are learning to think.
Most recently, with the No Child Left Behind strategy we are not teaching our children to think, we are teaching them rote memorization and submission to authority. However if that authority is lying to them, and filling their heads with socialist ideals, it could take years for them to see the reality, but consider how much damage they might do in the process? They might go and vote for a socialist politician who promises them prosperity and all sorts of other things, even that they will tax the rich in a Robin Hood sort of fashion.
If they vote for such a Pied Piper, they will have to pay later, either through unemployment numbers, increased taxes due to national debt, or deal with the economic implosion of the country. Some lessons come hard. Today we live in a global economy, and there is no sense making things any tougher than they need to be in our future, because America is going to have to compete one way or another, and if we make our population weak and unable to perform, how are they to press on when the going really gets tough?
Sure, education is important, and I think both sides of the political aisle can agree on that, but I am quite concerned with what they are teaching our children in school today not only in K-12, but especially at colleges and universities as well. The left-leaning socialism motif has reshaped American society in some disturbing ways, we need not complete that indoctrination using our education system. Education is just too important for that, it is one of the most important things after all. Please consider all this and think on it.