SHORT COMMUNICATION 367
No Free Education
The public education system in America is badly broken. That has been brought clearly to the attention of Americans recently, and colleges and universities are very concerned because their enrollments depend on the quality of the public school system. Not only is the public school system badly broken, there is no remedy on the horizon to fix it.
Two things brought this sad situation to the attention of Americans. It has be a great problem for colleges and universities that fifty-five percent of high school graduates who plan to pursue a college degree cannot do so until they complete all the necessary remedial English courses. That is a rude awakening for a great many people. This first thing is also a great shock to more than half of the high school graduates who thought all was well because they did graduate from high school.
The second thing to cause the public school system to become badly broken happened when the U. S. Government became involved in the daily teaching agenda from day to day. That pretty much stopped the daily routine that was working so well for a long period of time.
When the U. S. Government intruded, teachers were mandated to teach so much so often that there was no way all the “required” subjects could be given all the attention that was needed. Basic instruction in reading, writing, and math along with geography and history took a back seat so that government mandates could be always net. The government’s instruction was colossal mistake, and many outstanding teachers left the teaching profession as a result.
Students who do not plan to attend a college or university and do not take remedial courses are the one who wander throughout the American culture at a great disadvantage, and there are millions of them.
Public school students realize they can get by without learning the things the politicians mandate. Coupling this with the stripping away of the ability of teachers to enforce discipline in their classrooms, there is little wondered so many schools are chaotic to the point of being dysfunctional.
Ignorant politicians and bureaucrats have so meddled with public education that it can barely function. Bigger and better is not what makes educating and schools better. The America public school system is today broken. It fact it is broken beyond repair. If preparing America’s children for the culture is the most important for the survival of American society, America is in great jeopardy, because no plan or remedy is available. The broken public school system is here to stay, and no one knows how to fix it. It’s no longer free because of the U. S. Government’s intervention, which is absolutely no surprise at all.