Our forefathers intended to increase the intelligence of the average American citizen by providing a public system of education that would allow them to be able to read and write at an eighth grade level.
Public schooling was supposed to free the citizenry of elitist control by giving them the means to learn about and know the issues they would face as the country matured and the population increased. An education was to provide the populous with the ability to rationally and intelligently, elect the local, state, and federal leaders of the country.
By educating the people, they would be able to govern themselves thereby securing the blessings of liberty that would keep us united as a country and free from the tyranny and oppression of the capitalistic elite who supported and maintained indentured servitude and slavery.
A public school education was not supposed to “normalize” and “standardize” the population, providing companies with compliant workers who were satisfied with what they were given for their days labor.
Education advocates are fighting against President Trump’s education agenda of providing vouchers to parents who do not want their children to be part of a system of education that dehumanizes and “dumbs them down”. They are not fighting to change the current system of education to one that supports a humanistic approach to education that has been proven successful for most children instead of only a few.
Education advocates are fighting to save public education when public education forces our children onto excessively heated busses early in the morning that carry them out of their neighborhood and into overcrowded classrooms, being taught by racially biased, underqualified teachers, to be assessed by norms that exclude every group of children except middle-income white males.
When we provide every child in America with a free and public education that is developmentally appropriate, founded in the Arts, experiential and concentrated on discovering, developing, and directing their individual gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens, public education will no longer be fraudulent and vouchers will no longer be necessary.
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