Education is key to maintaining a productive, vibrant society. Wonder what's going on with our public (aka government) education system? Read a nice summary of the issues we are faced with here in the United States.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein
An excerpt taken from a Faith and Freedom article about teachers who choose to misteach.
There was a time when American education led the world.
One of the most abiding concerns of the earliest Christian settlers in this country was education---not just the education of the children of the elite, as was the custom in Europe, but everyone's child. These Christians brought us our first printing press, our country's first 126 colleges, including the very first---Harvard.
While visiting Harvard some years ago I noticed this inscription, which remained on the wall by the old iron gate at the main entrance to the campus:
"After God had carried us safe to New England and we had builded our houses, provided our necessaries for our livelihood, reared convenient places for God's worship, and settled the civil government, one of the next things we longed for and looked after was to advance learning and perpetuate it to posterity, dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches when our present ministers lie in the dust."
So what can we do to improve today's education system? Seven concrete things come immediately to mind.
There are a bunch more things that could be done, but those are the ones we might start with..
In her three part paper entitled The Radical Reshaping of K-12 Public Education, author Keri Ingraham delves into the radical ideas which have taken root in our public education system. Every parent should read this outstanding three part article, as it lays out why what's been taking place in our public school classrooms should be of concern to every mom (and dad).
A quote from former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:
If you ask, "Who's the most likely to take this republic down?" It would be the teachers unions, and the filth that they're teaching our kids, and the fact that they don't know math and reading or writing,
If our kids don't grow up understanding America is an exceptional nation, we're done. If they think it's an oppressor class and an oppressed class, if they think the 1619 Project and we were founded on a racist idea -- if those are the things people entering the seventh grade [have] deeply embedded in their understanding of America, it's difficult to understand how Xi Jinping's claim that America is in decline won't prove true.