Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Vision of Public Education

Communist society considers the social education of the rising generation to be one of the fundamental aspects of the new life. The old family, narrow and petty, where the parents quarrel and are only interested in their own offspring, is not capable of educating the “new person”. The playgrounds, gardens, homes and other amenities where the child will spend the greater part of the day under the supervision of qualified educators will, on the other hand, offer an environment in which the child can grow up a conscious communist who recognises the need for solidarity, comradeship, mutual help and loyalty to the collective.
-- Alexandra Kollontai

Kollontai wrote this passage in 1920, but she foretold our current condition. Her description sounds just like our version of public education.

Folks, The collective at your local school has the same ethos as Kollantai's collective. They are one and the same.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This from today's Dispatch. It is the first part of an article about the Mount Vernon teacher controversy.
By Dean Narciso
A Mount Vernon High School teacher said she had to reteach science to freshmen after they received improper instruction from eighth-grade teacher John Freshwater.

"If they had been taught evolution in a scientific manner, they would not have agreed that evolution is controversial," Bonnie Schutte said.

Surveys that Schutte gave her students at the beginning of each school year included observations about their eighth-grade science classes, including: "It's all opinion. It's not proven fact," "It's a very open subject" and "we can't say what happened in the past because we weren't there."

Concerned that students wouldn't pass the science portion of the Ohio Graduation Test, Schutte complained to administrators, but little was done until this year.

In a government school children must accept the theory as proven fact and will not pass a graduation test (which comes from the Federal gov.) unless they agree that evolution is a proven fact, at least in writing. THE STATE WILL DECIDE what children believe, parents beliefs notwithstanding.