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American Democratic Education Is Wasteful

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 12:16 AM
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  I am not anti-patriotic. I am an educational realist who has taught English for thirty-four years in public schools. I know from experience that American “democratic” education is a costly, wasteful enterprise.

  Educational philosophers, bureaucratic administrators and school board members will proudly tell the public that our American educational system is “democratic,” based on our noble form of government prescribed by Thomas Jefferson. The rhetoric sounds mighty good, doesn’t it? So good that it wastes billions of tax’ dollars each year in thousands of communities across the United States.

  In most American middle and high schools, eighty percent of the “students” are good kids. It’s that remaining twenty percent of the student body that causes massive community’ waste and excessive academic inefficiency. “Democratic” education ensures that “student rights” are protected by the Constitution. The twenty percent of the student’ population that instigates disruption inside most American middle and high schools know all about their “rights” guaranteed by the First Ten Amendments to United States Constitution, but the bad feature is that they care little about the moral responsibilities associated with the Ten Commandments.

  Take the Hammonton Middle School for example. There are now four hundred “students” attending the facility. A hundred of them are classified as “special needs students.” Around seventy of the four hundred students aren’t students at all!   The designation’ students happens to be a false and misleading reference to describe them. They are disrupters, saboteurs and educational anarchists who daily use peer pressure to influence good kids to join their rebellion against teacher authority. Unfortunately, the good apples seldom cure the rotten ones inside the barrel, especially when the bad apples habitually intimidate the benign ones.

  The middle school’s disruptive twenty percent are placed in regular classrooms...


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