Do They Want Our Children To Be Dumb?
by James Glaser
May 1, 2009

Last month the English edition of Pravda talked about how capitalism was leaving America and being replaced with Marxism. One of the first things this article mentioned was, "First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather than classics."

Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas than the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights.

Now, I don't know if America is becoming a Marxist State, or if Capitalism is on the way out, but that Pravda article hit the nail on the head when it comes to our educational system. If you have had to deal with young people lately, and I'm not just talking about drop-outs, but high school graduates and college kids, you have probably come to same conclusion that I have, that is the young people in America have been cheated when it comes to having a good education.

Sure, there are young people today who are as sharp as any of our past students, but the average young person, it seems to me, has a grade school understanding of what they need to know.

Jay Leno and David Lettermen do man-in-the-street interviews with young people, and many have no idea of who the vice-president is or what is going on in America.

If you have ever run a cash register, you will quickly see that many of our young adults have no idea of how money is counted. If you want to publish your political thoughts in America today, you are advised to use a tenth grade vocabulary to get your message across

The truth is, America could become Marxist, or fall into socialism, or even become a communist state before most Americans would have any idea that change had come about.

Our schools no longer teach to the highest common denominator. Today, our schools are lacking. Many are half filled with students whose language is not English, and mentally handicapped students are main-streamed into every class. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are no longer the bed-rock of American education, Today, they are just one of many classes offered, and failure is no longer a stigma. In fact, with high school graduation levels in many places below 50%, school attendance is no longer in vogue either.

It appears that Pravda has a point. America has dumbed down its education system. Corporations are looking the world over for cheap labor, and an uneducated labor force equates itself as a cheap labor force. America is building its own third world labor pool by failing to educate its youth.

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