Why Johnny Can't Read
education test scores are down again. Big shockaroonie. Johnny still canít
read, even though Idahoans shell out a whopping $1.3 billion per year in
taxes for education Ė 65% of the stateís $2.0 billion budget. Is public
education just an expensive joke or what?
According to the Wall
Street Journal, a recently released study by the Nelson A. Rockefeller
Institute of Government showed no correlation between increased education
spending and improved reading test scores from 1997 through 2002. Idaho
ranked # 15 with Missouri in increased spending at 19.7% with no appreciable
increase in its National Assessment of Educational Progress reading scores.
DC ranked # 1 in increased spending at 46.2% while Florida ranked last at
3.5%. All 50 states plus DC increased education spending, and the results
were all over the map: slight improvement, no improvement, or 10 steps
backward into the quicksand. Plop!
Why canít Johnny read?
Johnny canít read because Johnny canít think. Johnny canít think because he
has never been taught HOW to think. In fact, the Pub Ed system teaches
Johnny exactly the opposite: how NOT to think. Pub Ed does not teach
Johnny how to organize perceptions into categorized concepts using
step-by-step logic and reasoning. Instead, Pub Ed throws millions of
disconnected terms, unrelated spins, and word globs to be memorized for
national tests such as Idahoís ISATs. Itís a wonder Johnny can tie his
shoelaces. Come to think of it, he canít.
But Johnnyís not the
only victim. Johnny canít think and neither can whatís left of his
teachers. Those teachers who can read the writing on the wall have already
escaped to private enterprise. Those who remain keep the vicious cycle
going. After all, Johnnyís teachers came from the very schools at which
Johnny didnít learn to read, write, do math, or think. Johnnyís teachers
were the previous Johnnys.
Teachers spend 4-8
years and $20,000 to $60,000 or more to attend college and then a teaching
university to receive what amounts to an expensive State Work Permit. Itís
like the old Plumbersí Union run by the Mafia in the old days. The National
Education Association, the NEA, is the Education Mafiaís union. They
continually try to use the government to create laws to exclude free market
competition such as home schools, private schools, religious schools, and
Internet schools. Charter schools Ė those bastardized public schools
masquerading as private schools Ė soon find out who their real masters are:
namely, Dr. Suzy Bananas, Superintendent of the local public school system
who reports directly to the NEA crime family and their lobbyists down at the
Like good little
government monopolists, the NEA jacks the taxpayers up for their milk money
to artificially set Pub Ed salaries and numbers of employees above or below free
market levels. The myth that teachers are grossly underpaid assumes
somebody knows what free market teachers should be paid. Is supply and
demand different for Math vs. History teachers? Since there arenít
any free market schools operating outside the influence of the subsidized
Pub Ed market, nobody really knows.
salaries to other professionalsí salaries based upon labor is bogus since it
assumes value resides in labor. But free market economists proved long ago
that value resides in service rendered Ė a qualitative decision by the
consumer. A million men can dig a million holes in the middle of the
desert, expending tons of labor, but rendering no service to anybody. In
contrast, The Rolling Stones can expend 15 minutes of labor in a recording
studio producing the song I Canít Get No Satisfaction and render a
service worth $50 million in CD sales.
Whatever teachers earn,
theyíre just pawns in a bigger game and Pub Ed Administrators typically earn
1 Ĺ to 2 times the salary of a teacher. Not surprisingly, the public
education system is administratively top-heavy with two Vice Principals for
every childís left elbow.
Back to the scene of
the crime: If there is no relationship between Pub Ed expenditures and why
Johnny canít read, what keeps this $370 billion public education cycle
going? Public education is Big Business. Very Big Business. Big
Government Banking Business.
Letís follow the money.
Johnnyís teacher will
have a tough time repaying his $60,000 student loan over 15 years at 3 Ė 10%
interest. Multiply that times all the teachers AND the Johnnys attending
every college in America and you get the picture: big bucks for the bankers
for federally subsidized student loans. You can throw personal education
debt into the same financial category as home mortgages and automobiles.
(Automobiles? Yes. Inflate the money supply, drive prices up, and now
Americans have to finance their $50,000 cars with 7-year bank loans.) You
can never pay them off. Itís the government subsidized banking industry
that is raking in the dough. The bankers now own your home, your car, and
your childrenís brains Ė at exponential rates.
subsidized Leave No Child Behind Act and Idahoís ISATs are actually a Full
Employment Act for the member banks of the private Federal Reserve System.
Did I say private? Look it up. The private Federal Reserve
charges the government 2.5 cents for every paper dollar -- or $5, $10, $20,
$50, $100 bill -- that it prints up. The Fed creates billions of
dollars of credit and paper money out of thin air for government programs
and charges you billions of dollars in interest for this privilege. If your money was backed 100% by gold, the private Fed
Reserve bankers would be out of business.
Public Education is
also very profitable for politicians. Thatís why Congress enacted the
Federal Reserve Act and went off the gold standard: so they could deficit
finance it without asking you for more tax money. Both the GOP and the
Democrats are Public Education hookers who screw the taxpayers out of $370
billion per year in exchange for votes and promises to erase ignorance all
across America. As the Rockefeller report shows, itís all a big lie. More
spending doesnít make Johnny smarter. But itís big business. Banking
business. Leave No Child Behind is part of the corporate welfare banking
slop in the U.S. Congressional Pig Trough.
Johnny canít read or
think because heís not supposed to. Neither is his teacher. Theyíre just
pawns in the government banking game. Thereís no correlation between
increased public education spending and reading test scores because our
socialist public education monopoly -- like socialist everything else Ė
doesnít work. The Feds know that, but thatís not the point. The Fedís goal
is not to increase intelligence among the masses. Their goal is to keep
America dumb so they can legally fleece the people through government
banking and other welfare redistribution schemes. Not one person in a
million understands the true nature of money and how the Federal Reserve
system works and thatís exactly how they like it.
Welcome to Americaís
Leave No Banker Behind Fake Education Act: $370 billion per year and
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