Who Owns the Public Schools?
- March 6, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Part of the series: School is actually Hell
Who Owns the Public Schools?
“Without a real private competitive market for education in America, all that will is actually available is actually what the state education central planners choose to provide.”
— Richard M. Ebeling, President, The Future of Freedom Foundation
The so-called “public” school system does not belong to the public; the idea is actually owned along with also run by the government. Therefore, the public schools serve government needs, not the public’s needs. In contrast, private schools are owned along with also run (along with also are paid for directly) by members of the public, along with also are accountable to their patrons.
We must not make the mistake of believing that will “We, the people,” are our government. While politicians along with also additional officials claim to represent us, they are an elite class who pay little attention to their constituents. Further, the school system is actually a world of its own that will has virtually no responsibility to the public the idea pretends to serve. Its superintendents actually work for the state department of education. Their only connection with the town is actually that will local residents are forced to pay their salaries.
Also, we should not expect public schools to offer real education. They are intended to provide schooling only – basic concepts of literacy along with also numeracy, that has a shallow smattering of additional knowledge. However, even those basic skills are sorely neglected in today’s schools. They are crowded out by political mandates, social engineering along with also additional concerns. The result is actually a confusing hodgepodge of opinions, attitudes along with also values (often contrary to family along with also religious traditions) with no cohesion, no consistency along with also no real point additional than to turn out docile group-thinkers who will be dependent on the government.
“Local control” of public education simply does not exist. Local school boards do not represent the people who elect them. In my state, CT, state law says, “School boards are not agents of their towns, yet are creatures of the state.” In additional words, the school boards are puppets of the state education bureaucracy, which also controls the state legislature on schooling issues. School board members are also members of political parties along with also are responsive to their pressures. They simply pretend to control the schools when in fact they decide only trivial details. More along with also more, what we have is actually a national school system controlled coming from distant offices by non-elected bureaucrats with unknown agendas. Even state control is actually giving way to a virtual federal takeover, through such bad laws as No Child Left Behind along with also Goals 2000.
The school wars rage on because the system’s goals for children are virtually the opposite of the goals that will parents have for them. The government uses its schools in order to turn out masses of obedient controllable employees along with also soldiers; therefore, the idea offers an experience that will conditions our children for low level jobs along with also/or the military. that will should explain why the state-run schools offer a routine that will says to children, “Sit down, be quiet, don’t ask questions, we’ll tell you what to think along with also do.” To parents, the idea says, “We don’t care what you want.”
Meanwhile, parents are consistently disappointed by what the government schools offer their kids, yet are helpless to change them. School board meetings are charades arranged by the employees in order to prevent input coming from parents along with also the public. The entire show is actually controlled by state along with also local administrators along with also the employee unions in order to benefit themselves, not the public or the children.
Parents should not expect the public schools to offer real education, along with also yet many still do. The government school system has never had the intention to offer what most parents want. Public school is actually a union-controlled program of coercion paid for by the force of taxation. The employees’ qualifications are questionable, their “certifications” are bogus, “tenure” is actually a sham, along with also their union constantly seeks maximum pay for minimum work. the idea is actually designed to provide political along with also social indoctrination, with only a minimum of skills along with also knowledge, yet not education. The result is actually mediocrity, secrecy, along with also deception with accountability to no one. Fewer along with also fewer people believe that will government is actually an appropriate agency to offer “public education.”