On November 14, Rush talked about an issue that I've thought about most my life. As each generation grows older they bemoan the upcoming generation not having the same quality of education and values. The answer has always been, "Now, now - every generation complains about the upcoming generation and it's always been okay. So just calm down."
One thing I've always recognized since a very young age is that each generation is not as well educated as the succeeding generation. I never thought my generation, growing up primarily in the 50's, was as great as my mother's generation. My mother was much better educated than I was even though we attended the same private schools. The generation that followed me in the 60's and 70's - well, never mind. I shouldn't have to explain that to you.
Now we're witnessing a generation coming up who have been so indoctrinated, propagandized, and ill taught that parents don't recognize their own offspring after a year or two of college.
What else could possibly explain the fawning admiration for a Bernie Sanders or Empty Cortex?
On October 25th, one of the leading whistle blowers on the state of education, John Taylor Gatto, passed away.
John Taylor Gatto was an American author and school teacher who taught in the classroom for nearly 30 years. He devoted much of his energy to his teaching career, then, following his resignation, authored several books on modern education, criticizing its ideology, history, and consequences. He is best known for his books Dumbing Us Down: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling, which is sometimes considered to be his magnum opus. WikiIf you've never read any of his books I urge you to do so and rethink how you want your children educated.
And just his morning I read at NPR that Texas was changing it's textbooks to teach slavery played the central roll in the Civil War. This is blatant rewriting of history. Maybe for a class project the kids can all go tear down a Civil War statue.
Houston Democrat Lawrence Allen Jr., the board's only African-American member, helped write the new language. He believes it draws a straighter line between slavery and the Civil War than the previous standards did. read it allWithout further ado, here is an excerpt of what Rush had to say about the upcoming generation: