CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The latest news says it succinctly: "Startling numbers released today rank West Virginia one of the worst for education in the country" and "West Virginia received one of the worst education rankings in the country."
This demonstrates the extreme con job that has condemned government-schooled students to downright dumminess. Perhaps the state, like Kanawha County, should institute more Yoga into the system.
The Nation's Report Card on science scores revealed that only about one-fourth of West Virginia students have a good understanding of science. Only people engrossed with American Idol will fall for the farce, put out by school officials, that progress is being made. Making sure that students are thoroughly indoctrinated in evolution has only escalated the serious problem.
But, lousy academic performance is not the main thing that should alarm West Virginia parents. Since retiring from teaching, I have documented (using secular sources) the dangers that prevail in "public" schools. (See http://www.insectman.us/exodus-mandate-wv/wv-news.htm.) One can easily follow common threads of drugs, sex (including teachers with students and promotion of sexual perversion), lack of disciple, violence, poor academic standards, crime, anti-Christianity, and wanting more and more money.
Speaking of money, the West Virginia Kid's Count and Casey Foundation, which produced the latest study, may have their hearts in the right place, but their heads are still in the clouds. Money is not the answer. The aforementioned two groups want more child care. If private money is used, that is none of my concern. If public money is used (including for charter and smaller government schools) then I strongly object.
The government needs to get out of education and let the free enterprise system work. No one wants the government to tell them they must eat at limited government-run restaurants. The same logic applies to education. Charter schools are simply like putting a dog on a longer leash. The dog still is not free to run.
Liberals will not listen. Conservatives are too tied to the Republican Party, which is simply (as a friend says) the "opposite wing of the same bird flying in the wrong direction." The simple solution is for Christian parents to lead a mass exodus out of government schools. That will start a domino-effect downfall of this definite deception commonly called "public" schools. If it does not happen, the headlines will be the same (or worse) as more test reports are released.
Priest, a former Kanawha County teacher and longtime opponent of evolution, now is an advocate for private religious schools. He appeared in a video documentary: IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America (http://indoctrinationmovie.com/)