There is a myth in this nation. The myth is that we have great public schools and the schools are free of political indoctrination. Every couple of weeks, it seems like we get a story that busts that myth.
From the Daily Caller:
A Virginia elementary school teacher told her students that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.”
Kristin Martin said this to her 6th grade class as Republican voters were filing into the halls of Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday.
“It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday,” one student told The Daily Caller. “She [Martin] said to him, ‘I don’t like them, I think that they are stupid.’”
Martin’s statements were “brainwashing” students, according to one mother, who said she is a Republican and asked not to be named to protect her daughter from retaliation.
“I felt like the teacher was brainwashing naive, young children to believe people like me, my family and, to a certain extent, my daughter, were stupid,” she told TheDC via email.
The mother came forward with her daughter’s story after TheDC first reported on another Fairfax County teacher who instructed his students to conduct opposition research on Republican candidates for president.
Anyone remember the video from the campaign four years ago where a teacher berated a student because her parents supported John McCain?
These stories are not unusual.
The more important question is why do teachers make these kinds of comments?
The answer is they believe they can do so and know there will be no punishment for doing so. They have a union that protects them, at least if they attack Republicans and support Democrats.
Let’s ask a few important questions. First, after this kind of stunt, why does Kristin Martin still have a job?
If we want to talk about stupid, who is stupid? Is it the one who wants to maintain the failing status quo or the person who wants to change it?
The real problem we have here is a failing education system. The education system in America is not designed to educate students. It is designed to protect those in the education bureaucracy. In some areas, you cannot even fire a teacher who tries to molest students.
Most people have no choice. We are stuck with the government monopoly on education. The only way this is ever going to change is to break up the government education monopoly.
Until then, we simply have education of the bureaucrats, by the bureaucrats and for the bureaucrats.