Once again the subject of accountability in education is receiving attention.
In the past accountability was not an issue. Everyone held everyone accountable for doing their job or else there would be consequences.
If at work, adults did not do their job sufficiently, they were fired.
If children did not do their chores and school work properly they were reprimanded.
If teachers did not teach their students properly, parents and principals held them accountable, not the state and federal government.
Accountability in education previously existed at the local level until business became involved in education and convinced education leaders that we should be training our children to work in their factories and stores.
According to the Office of Service Industries, published in 1999, “eight of the thirty firms that now make up the Dow Jones index of blue-chip stocks are in the service sector . . . 85 percent of all nonfarm workers hold jobs in the service sector . . . the ten top-ranked industries were all services industries.”
The article states that this trend will continue into the new millennium, and it did.
The plan is to move the bulk of “lower class” Americans into service industry jobs and grow the “middle class” in order to pay for the services Americans receive.
It is time we hold our government accountable for the blatant enslavement of the American people to the corporations that profit from the ignorance our current system of education creates and maintains.
Our children deserve to know and understand that they are more than workers in a capitalistic society.
Our children deserve to know and understand that they were created to bring peace and love into the world.
We must work together as Americans, united in the cause to change the direction of education by changing the language of education so that it concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of all children.
We must provide every child in America with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education so that they can become knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens and leaders of a strong, humanitarian America.
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