Articles about the horrible quality (on purpose) of what passes for education in public schools have become so prevalent that people now tend to take this inferior education for granted and so are tempted to just ignore it.
We recently were informed that some schools are now ending their honors programs so they can promote “equity” (racism). It seems that lots of the white kids do well in the honors programs so that now must cease and we must begin to enforce a stultifying conformity, a “one size fits all” program they have mislabeled as “equity,” The concept of “equity” has trumped any idea of real education–but, then, real education has not existed in public schools for generations anyway.
In Baltimore, Maryland, in 23 different schools there, no student was proficient in math–not one! You have to wonder, what is the annual salary of these public school administrators that can’t seem to turn out one student in 23 different schools that can do math at the required grade level? How much do these people earn in a year for producing students mired in total mediocrity?
So what do public schools call “education” anymore? Critical race Theory? That’s being taught in a lot of public schools under different names because educrats realize the term “Critical Race Theory” has become toxic and they want to promote it anyway–so they just change the name in the hopes that most parents won’t catch on. Critical Race Theory is not education–it is indoctrination–Marxist indoctrination. That’s what public schools anymore do–indoctrinate rather than educate. They teach the kids what to think rather than how to think.
I read an article just last evening about a school in North Carolina. The parents of the kids there complained because some student’s pickup truck had a Confederate flag attached to its back end and it was in the school parking lot! The way some of the parents acted you’d have thought they were in genuine fear of that Confederate flag! Is that what those kids in that school have been taught–fear of a flag some of their ancestors bravely fought under?
Instead of concern over what is taught in the local public school, which in many cases is enough to singe your hair, they are worried about a Confederate flag in the school parking lot! Talk about majoring in the minors! If parents in many public schools took a good look at what their kids are being indoctrinated in, they’d realize they have much more to be concerned about than the occasional Confederate flag on a pickup truck! In fact, I’d enjoy seeing more Confederate flags on the back of more pickups. You used to see that here and there in the South. Unfortunately you seldom do anymore. It would seem that much of the South has lapsed into an insidious form of political correctness. They realize their history and culture are under assault–but it’s just so much easier to just let it all happen and do nothing–just like it’s so much easier to leave your kid in public school and let Marxist-oriented educrats “educate” him or her. Then all you have to do is complain when you don’t like the results–but you haven’t done anything to change those results.
The results are never going to change until parents start removing their kids from the public schools and finding alternatives to it, and heaven knows, there are many good alternatives to it out there today. Besides, who knows, if Junior’s parents decided to homeschool him, then maybe that truck with the Confederate flag on it wouldn’t be parked in the parking lot at the local public brain laundry anymore!
March 6, 2023
~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of The Copperhead Chronicle, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.
Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed Metropolis Café to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.
He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.