Did Ron Paul really steal my idea? I posted something a few days ago, and suddenly Ron Paul has adopted it.
What was the idea and did Ron Paul really steal it?
The idea was to do away with guaranteed student loans because those loans have the effect of making college more expensive.
In truth, I doubt Ron Paul stole the idea, but even if he did, so what. There is nothing new under the sun or in politics and good ideas should be stolen as often as possible.
Education is a field the Republicans and conservatives have ceded to the left.
What has been the result?
Our schools and Universities get worse and worse every year. They cost more and more every year.
What is the solution?
Access to quality education is the hallmark of an advanced society. And that is the point. It should be access to education, not government provided education.
So how do we correct this problem?
We need to privatize education.
First, our local boards of education need to become accreditation agencies, not education providers. Allow educators to form companies to provide education to children and use the school infrastructure.
Why not instead of the city, county and sometimes the state governments paying massive education bureaucracy, they figure out how much money it costs to educate a student and each student in the county or city gets a voucher that will allow them to pay a certain amount of tuition. For some schools, that will cover all of the costs of tuition and for some students it will cover part of the tuition.
The beauty of this system is it will create competition between schools to be the best school. No longer will students be forced to go to a lousy school, just because they happen to live in a neighborhood and the government education monopoly only offers one choice.
Instead, with choice parents will have the option to send their children to a good school that is near by.
What happens to bad schools? They will go out of business. No parent, liberal mythology not withstanding, wants their children to go to a bad school. Parents, not education bureaucrats are the best ones to determine which school a child should go to.
By using the market to force bad schools out of business, we can break the chains of poverty. The legacy of the liberal education monopoly is poverty.
To keep America a superpower, we must have an educated population. We cannot do that with a liberal education structure that exists only to throw more money into a black hole that produces inferior results.
Education under liberal control has been nothing short of a disaster. The attitude of liberals towards education was probably best summed up Albert Shanker, long time head of the American Federation of Teachers who said, “I’ll worry about the kids when they become union members.”
For far too long, conservatives have ceded education to liberals. No more. We need to take apart the liberal education establishment and let a free market education establishment take over that will provide children with a good education. We need a system that is not just a milk cow for public employee unions.
We need a system that puts the children first and does not simply use them as props, like the liberals so often do.
Ernest, this is the intent of the Socialists and Marxists running our school system.
“Give me your four year olds, and in a generation I will build a socialist state.”
— Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) Communist Dictator of the USSR who lead the Bolshevik Revolution
Even more important, School should not be carriers of False doctrines. If my children werre still small, I would be home schooling them, and I would be using history books from the 60's, and later I woulld include History from the 70's thru the present. Too many of today's text books are covering history with a bit of a slant. I want them to love this country, and not use books that favor Obama's view. He is being tutored to teach him to speak well of America. To use terminology that will touch our hearts. I've seen it in his more current speeches. He's still a foreigner. We learn to be proud of America in grade school, aspproximately 4th grade though 11th grade. He wasn't here for those grades and it shows.
Any high-ticket item that you can finance will always cost more than if you had to pay it all up front.
WE NEED COMPETITION AMONG EDUCATION PURVEYORS
PEOPLE WHO WANT DEGREES SHOULD PASS A SERIES OF TESTS
TESTS SHOULD BE TAKEN OVER TIME TO CONFIRM CONTENT RETENTION
COURSES COULD BE GIVEN IN CONNECTION WITH WORK OR ANYWHERE
OZARKS COLLEGE IS AN EXCELLENT WORK/ STUDY PROGRAM
WE NEED TO BUST THE CURRENT SYSTEM WIDE OPEN
NO MORE GOVT FUNDING FOR EDUCATION
LET EDUCATION STAND ON IT'S OWN
EDUCATION IS NOT WORTH MORE THAN IT WILL PRODUCE
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in May with a Bachelor of Information Engineering Technology degree I worked hard to get. I was not at the top of my class but I graduated. I saw very little in the way of indoctrination or liberal slant in any of my classes. My last semester, I took classes titled Introduction to Ethics and Introduction to Philosophy where a liberal bias might be challenged and while my ethics professor was admittedly liberal, it didn't necessarily come across in his teaching.
Education is key and an educated electorate can hold their elected officials to a high set of standards. Both parties seem to pay only lip service to this idea. WE NEED JOBS HERE IN AMERICA. WE HAVE BRIGHT PEOPLE WILLING TO WORK FOR THEIR KEEP AND PAY THEIR TAXES.