Michigan Test Scores Absurdly Low, Texas School Forces Arabic On Students
February 8, 2011 Leave a comment
The State of Michigan is finally admitting that their government schools are a complete failure. Last year the state cheered as around 40% of 11th graders couldn’t read at a proficient level, nearly 70% couldn’t write and half were not proficient in math or science. Now the state is admitting that in order to be deemed proficient a student needed to only answer 40% of questions correctly. In other words, Michigan government school students score so low on MEAP tests that the state was padding the numbers. Still, nearly half of kids can’t pass, despite the padding.
Meanwhile a school district in Texas is going to have mandatory Arabic language and culture classes. The school district claims Arabic is the language of the future and it’s apparently important for students to know Arabic so they can compete for future jobs that do not exist yet. No seriously, the school district actually lists that as one of the benefits of their program. Only government would come up with such an absurd reason to push propaganda on children.
The government schools in this country are failing. Michigan’s pathetic test scores aren’t unique to Michigan. ACT and SAT scores from across the nation are down over the last 50 years. They would be down even more if those tests didn’t dumb down their exams. Colleges routinely complain that freshmen are unprepared academically for college. Students graduate from government schools unable to read and write and they graduate without a basic understanding of American history, much less math or science. Science that has a political bent to it the kids know all about (read: evolution, global warming etc). But real science, the school are failing. The test scores prove it.
So why then is a school district in Texas, and four others around the nation according to Mansfield’s web site, teaching children Arabic? I dare say they’re pushing yet another agenda in the government schools and using children as their guinea pigs. The far left, who has controlled government education from the beginning, has always believed that culture can be destroyed in one generation at the government schools. That has played out over and over again within the public schools in this country. In one generation children went from learning to read via phonics to learning to read via look-say. Look-say resulted in the millions of functionally illiterate and easily controlled adults in this country.
It stands to reason that the Arabic program is yet another assault on American culture. It would be nice if these students understood American culture and English before learning Arabic, Spanish or any other language or culture. Unfortunately, in most government schools English and American history are verboten. Positive connections with our history are discouraged by government educators. Negative connections are the focus of American history in these schools, or the topic is avoided. By focusing on and glorifying Arabic while ignoring American culture, the schools are teaching students that American culture isn’t important. This is of course their multi-cultural goal.
So I must ask this question to my Christian and conservative friends. Why are your children still in the government schools? Why do you continue to sacrifice your children to these godless liberals who are actively opposing everything you believe in? Your government school isn’t the ‘good one.’ There are no good government schools. The one ‘good’ teacher you think is at the public school cannot undo all of the bad things the other teachers have taught. How can you justify sending your kids to be taught by godless liberals for 6 hours a day?