Misusing bully pulpit
December 11, 2013 10:17 PM | 543 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

With Obamacare dominating the news, virtually no attention has been paid to Obama’s disregard for the real education of our children. Jimmy Carter created the Department of Education as a gift to the teacher’s unions for their dollars and support that accelerated the crashing of our education system. America’s schools have been on a downhill slide ever since.

It’s a problem that has been purposely ignored by our so-called leaders.

How can America compete, much less survive? I dare you to go Google “America’s education system ranking” Read some of the results. America’s ranking among industrialized nations: in math, 26th; in reading, 17th; in science, 21st.

An examination of the high school graduation rates among general ethnic groups is shocking. America is importing more engineers, scientists from foreign countries than one would expect.

Why? Our schools have been dumbed down to a level that we have not and will not be able to compete with most of the world. At 16 you can drive, at 18 you can vote, at 21 buy alcohol, none of which requires a high school diploma.

So many are un- and under-educated that by the time they enter into late “teenhood” they cannot qualify for a real job and their frequent only option, particularly in the cities, is crime. Just look at the stats.

Where are our politicians? Where are the parents? Where are our school officials? Where is our president? His only use of his bully pulpit has been to promote the socialism of Obamacare.

He’s been sitting on his tush buying votes via handouts and ignoring his real responsibilities.

Charles Dean

Woodstock

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