When our forefathers set up our government, they did a wonderful job. There are a few suggestions I have for a change to the constitution, but by and large, they did a much better job than I ever would. It would stand to reason they had a good look at what they didn’t want.
Unfortunately, I do believe they overlooked one major thing. I can understand it. It could not have been foreseen in the day. The hitch is that now it is very likely too late. It would seem that the federal government has crept into our education system.
They gave us the first amendment to keep the government out of publishing papers. However, when the government controls what is taught in our schools and colleges, it really amounts to the same thing. Our education system is horrible at teaching as compared to most developed nations. On the other hand, it is very good at indoctrinating. Worse yet, they are bound and determined to prevent private schools wherever possible.
The instant that anyone brings up the possibility of a penny going to a private school, it is about the same sound as when I accidentally step on my dog’s tail. They don’t even want any money paid toward such private schools being tax deductible. As such, people who do send their children to private schools end up paying twice.
Certainly, there are two reasons they don’t want private schools to thrive. Already, statistics show that kids who go to private schools, or those that are homeschooled, do so much far better. Their academic measures are better in every way. Also, they are generally better citizens.
To add to the indictment of the public schools, the private schools provide the better education at about half the costs. Certainly, the NEA does not want that getting around.
If students that normally do poorly were to be put into private schools and they suddenly started doing well, it would really give the public schools a black eye. They certainly would not want that.
Worse yet, they would never get a chance to indoctrinate any student permitted to go to private school. It would take them out of the reach of the NEA and the government. Now you know why the government wants your children in their schools. And woe to the parent who complains about them being indoctrinated. And woe to anyone who complains about the public system.