Private Schools Beat Public Handsdown
I just learned that those who attend the 8th grade in Catholic Schools score at the 11.5 grade level for students currently in public high schools. What does that tell you? Public schools are not getting the job done at all. How can a country survive when the majority of its high school students are actually 4 years behind private school students. That’s what these results tell us.
We are not teaching our young. We are giving them a place to stay during the day so their parents can go to work and make a real living. And what that also tells us is that all our schools systems are designed to give administrators and teaching staff a paycheck to live on with no expectation of performance. They are the most expensive daycare facilities in the country. The chart that follows shows that for the past 10 years, student achievement has been literally a flat line while the income for educators has been going up at a 45 degree angle. Using our powers of extrapolation, wouldn’t you guess that the in another 10 years the teachers are going to be just find but our country will be further in the whole as a result of the lack of student performance necessary to run this country. And, wouldn’t you think that our Welfare roles and food stamp system will be at a point where the rest of the country can’t generate enough income to cover all that expense. Oh, wait. We are already there. My Bad.
Now I have an idea that might work. Lets open up a voucher system nationally that will permit every parent to take their children to a private school to include any religious school if they choose to have their children attend. We seem to be more interested in socializing our youth to the point where they no longer have a philosophy of life rather than make sure they can meet the needs of a world’s demand for an ever-increasing educated populace base. Right now we are busy making sure teachers have enough to live on. We don’t need that, we need better educated youth. Let the private sector take over and the public school teachers will move there to work. They may not get as much income but at least they will still have a job. And they will be doing a better job than they are doing now. Wow, a better job for less expense. What a novel idea.
There some businesses which work on the same principle. Get the best bang for the invested buck. Don’t overspend for payroll unless those folks you are paying are producing enough to offset the expense for what you are paying them. In other words, they are earning their keep. There is no business in the world that will survive if they continue to pay folks who are not earning enough to keep the business afloat. No business has a welfare system. No business just spends money giving anyone who needs a free lunch a free lunch. Our life in this country just doesn’t work that way.
Don’t give people stuff so they don’t have to work, give them a job so they can earn a living on their own. If they don’t want to do that then that is their choice. Let them go. Lay them off, or out of, the food stamp and welfare system.