The Cost of the Decline and Fall of Education in America
Posted April 17, 2010on:
The education of one’s children rightly belongs in the hands of the parents! Until the past 160 years most schools were private schools that parents paid to send their children to. Or, there were privately funded schools open to all children regardless of their ability to pay. These privately funded schools were set up by parents and benefactors who then elected or appointed a group of people to oversee the operation of the schools. As cities grew the operation of the schools was taken further and further away from the control of parents and given over to government. In 1965 with President Johnson’s Great Society (the one that gave us Medicare!) the federal government has gotten more and more involved with the education of our children and the actual education of our children has since taken a nose dive into the realms of mediocrity. It seems to me it is time to take our schools back and put the educating of our children in the hands of parents where it belongs. BB
Before you read the rest of this post about the decline of education you may want to listen to this video:
NOW READ THIS ARTICAL. Taken entirely from a Cato Institute report:
Federal Education Failure
The 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act sparked a huge increase in federal education spending and regulations. The legislation’s Title I was supposed to provide aid to K–12 schools in high-poverty areas, but by the end of the 1960s it was providing aid to 60 percent of the nation’s school districts. Today, Title I is the largest federal subsidy program for K–12 education.
In addition to Title I, the 1965 act created subsidies for teacher training, educational research, school libraries, textbooks, student literacy, school technology, school safety, and other items. It also beefed up state-level school bureaucracies directly with “grants to strengthen state departments of education.”