I don’t know what reaction a title like this causes in you. It certainly speaks to intention and implies conflict. Some are uncomfortable with the idea, but in reality, all positive change requires both clear intention and possible conflict.
But there are important questions to ask. What is meant by “taking back America” and “taking back schools”? Is it necessary? Are they mutually dependent? If it is the right thing to do, how should it happen and who must be involved?
In an article by Cheryl K. Chumley, published in The Washington Times on Saturday, August 31, 2019, we read, “The fact that socialists are openly running for public office in America—that socialists actually hold public office in Congress—should serve as enough wakeup call that the nation’s moral and political compasses are skewed, in dire need of correcting. That it doesn’t only scream this: America’s public-school systems have become utter failures. So, the one thing patriots in this country should throw all their efforts into right now is taking back the schools from the far-leftists who’ve been able to dominate the direction of administration and teaching in recent years.”
The post makes several other strong statements, including:
“Between 1950 and 2009, the student population of America’s public schools grew by 96%. The growth in teachers during that same time was 252%. But the growth of administrators and other office staffers? That jumped 702%, American Enterprise Institute reported. 'America’s public schools are bloated with bureaucracy and skinny on results,' wrote Benjamin Scafidi at The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.”
“...the biggest bureaucratic bloated float of them all, the Department of Education, where teachers’ rights and union dollars take precedence over students’ achievement and real learning. Where the rights of the parents to control their children’s upbringing and education become subservient to the will of the government to train in the proper propaganda way.”
The post then proceeds to express specific results our educational system has brought to our country and culture.
So, do you think that change is needed in our country and schools?
Noah Webster Educational Foundation believes that there are five core principles that must be considered in order to understand the problems in today's education and secure lasting, positive change. See the "Core Principles" section of our website to learn more!