The Marxist/Progressives would have us believe education in America is failing because we are not spending enough money. Yet our cost per student has increased dramatically to the point the United States spends more per student than almost every other nation. The result of education has decreased as our spending has increased. The Marxist/Progressives have thrown out many other social based reasons for the failure of schools to educate and have advocated taking even more from those who would work and giving more to those who would not. The result of our education has decreased as these programs have increased.
Several things have changed over the years we have seen the decrease in the results and quality of our educational system. The federal government is at the heart of the problem. Education was not a power given to the federal government in the Constitution and for good reason. As the federal government gained more control over education through federal funding and the Department of Education, education became more politicized. Those with only political and social goals started to use the educational system to achieve those goals and we have seen the results.
The unionization of teachers has been a direct detriment to the education of our children. The unions are political advocates and lnot education advocates. The unions protect the bad teacher and cause the dedicated teacher to become frustrated and leave the profession. Leaders of the teacher unions openly advocate stressing social change as opposed to educating. The teacher unions are now controlled be advocates of Marxism which stresses social justice and not competition.
The Marxist principles of eliminating morality as well as eliminating competition and rewards for achievement have changed the emphasis of education from achievement and accomplishment to simple attendance. The results of changing the emphasis from educating to social justice have lowered the expectations of parents, teachers, students, and society as a whole. No longer is the teacher in charge of the classroom. Discipline is not existent and with the loss of authority and discipline the quality of education has sunk to its current levels. No longer are students responsible for their behavior and any consequences for such behavior.
The breakdown of discipline in the schools could be a result of the breakdown in discipline and disrespect for authority in society as a whole or it could be vice versa. Whichever way it goes, it has resulted in a dumbing of society as a whole.
The latest effort by the Marxist backed element to break down society which includes the school system is the Obama regime’s support of the “black lives matter” movement. The Obama regime was the driving force behind the formation of the movement and is the driving force behind its growth and influence today, just as the Obama regime is a driving force behind the growth and influence of the Islamic Jihadist movement. The purpose behind the Marxist Obama regime in supporting these groups is to eliminate all order in society so the Marxists can rebuild society as Marx would have it. This breakdown has greatly influenced the quality of education in our schools and this factor will assist Obama and his fellow Marxists in their promise to fundamentally transform the United States.