Complaints about the results of the policies of our elected Democrat majority representatives – and Democrat president are increasing. Some people continue to believe that the results of their policies are “mistakes” a result of “incompetence” and that these policies are “misguided” in that they are not achieving their desired effect: A more prosperous nation.
People need to begin to realize that the results of these policies are EXACTLY what the “Progressives” wanted them to be. The policies are “misguided” only from the standpoint of those seeking a better life for their children.
The “misguided” ones are those believing that “Liberals” and Progressives believe in anything but state totalitarianism, zero liberty and freedom for we the people, and a dark future with them completely in-charge.
Until and unless the political Center and Right understand that the Left absolutely believes in the “Progressive” movement, things will not get any better. (And until the Right throws the social conservatives under the bus, it is doubtful the Right will recognize that about a zillion things are more important to the republic than homosexuality and abortion – like national security, the economy, education, jobs, etc.)
Think about it. This is not hyperbole.
“Progressives” believe absolutely in equal outcomes. If you don’t believe that you are asleep or unconscious. In a population of both Bill Gates and union slugs in a “jobs bank” being paid not to work (and who are so foundationally un-motivated to participate, and OK with stealing from productive people so they can sit on their butts 24×7, and who are OK wasting their lives as parasites on society), the only possible “equal outcome” is at the lowest common denominator. The only way to ensure equal outcomes is to take from all who are productive, at the rate necessary to give to the thugs & slugs an UNEARNED standard-of-living equal to that of Bill Gates, to turn ALL of society into the UAW slug in the jobs bank.
Now there’s a mantra “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a famous statement of Karl Marx and the communist mantra of the International Left. We all can see how effective it was in promoting wealth, education, progress, good environmental practices, hope, new families, etc., by looking at the (former) USSR and the (former) Eastern Europe. Environmental catastrophes. Zero hope. Building walls and barbed-wire fences to keep people in – and machine-gunning those who tried to escape to a better life of liberty, freedom and free-market capitalism.
This is EXACTLY what “Progressives” (the second-most REGRESSIVE force on the planet behind only Islam) are doing to America.
How many Einsteins, Mozarts, Beethovens, Goethes, etc., are we losing by insisting that the best be brought to the level of the worst, that the brightest be educated at the same level as the dumbest, that those willing to bust their hump to move society forward and increase the intellectual and financial capital of that society are denied that opportunity so as not to make the thugs & slugs feel badly about themselves?
A couple of good reports have come up in the past week about education. Turns out that merit pay does not improve test scores among our current crop of teachers selected from the graduates of “Schools of Education.” (This is no surprise to those of us who have served on school committees and brought it up for discussion.) Turns out also that increasing spending hugely does not improve education, either. How is this possible?
This is how: ALL of us on this site with a college degree knew folks in college who were going to become teachers; who were in the Schools of Education. And all of us know – and knew at the time – that these were among the dumbest & least-motivated students in our college. Their career goal as to work a 6-hour day, get paid alot and take summers off. Not exactly highly-motivated individuals. In 1985 the Dean of the Boston College School of Education wrote an OpEd for the WSJ in which he stated that these students were the “dregs” of the student population and the “laughing-stock” of the academic students. It’s probably safe to say that the Dean of the BC School of Ed has forgotten more about education than nearly all of us here on this site will ever know.
Why is this important to the deficits? Easy. Intelligent, educated citizens would NEVER vote for the policies of “Progressives,” or of the DNC today.
Let’s talk statistics for just a moment. HALF of any population is below-average within that population set – by definition. Remember the Dean of the BC Ed School? The overwhelming majority of our teachers are below average – at best – among adults in our society. At the same time, HALF of our kids are above average – BY DEFINITION.
HALF of the students in today’s K-12 are more intelligent than nearly ANY OF THEIR TEACHERS.
How America expects to achieve and sustain the high education necessary to compete with nations valuing education when we have plain DUMB teachers teaching our smartest AND our dumbest kids the same stuff, and who are protecting themselves from being culled according to merit is unknown. Frankly, it is impossible.
Since the advent of unionized “teachers” America has managed to ensure that each succeeding generation of students is less-educated than their parents for the first time since the invention of the printing press. This is NOT the history we want to make.
America will continue to decline, will continue to pretend that we can fix anything at all, will continue to regress historically, educationally, scientifically, societally, until and unless we do three things:
1) Outlaw teacher unions in K-12
2) Hire/Fire based on merit and results ALONE (like any other profession).
3) Recognize that in a republic of, by and for the people, teaching is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT JOB, and pay them accordingly. Not UNION teachers, not PROTECTED teachers, not “Schools of Education”- graduated teachers, but smart, motivated and educated adults (and, no, a degree from an Ivy does not mean one is educated; in fact, it has come to mean the exact opposite).
We need our BEST, not our WORST teaching our future. We have our WORST teaching our BEST. Smart, good, motivated people can’t STAND working with unionized employees. There was an article this week on that, too.
NO educated person would ever belong to or vote for “Progressives,” and NO educated person would ever believe in “equal outcomes.” And until the political Center – which decides elections – understands this and begins to vote accordingly, America will continue its decline. There simply is no other way for an uneducated and/or mal-educated society to go over time… than down.