Part Two – Improving the Educational System in the U.S.A.

Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship. Bruce Coville

Education is extremely important in any society. What we teach is so very crucial to our country and our future.

Most dictators first seek to gain control of the minds of the children. The USSR used government schools to indoctrinate children in Communists propaganda as did Hitler prior to the holocaust.

Having schools where only one political idealogy is taught and children are not allowed to question, will result in lose of our liberty.

My first suggestion for improving schools in the U.S.A. is to give teachers options as to professional organizations they join. The second has to do with giving parents freedom to choose schools that best fit their children’s needs.

If America is to remain a beacon of hope and freedom, we must maintain an educational system that promotes liberty and allows freedom of expression and thought in an open manner and without intimidation or indoctrination.

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice has been actively seeking the improvement of our public schools for many years. Milton Friedman, recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize for Economic Science, was a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from 1977 to 2006. He and his wife established the foundation. The Friedman Foundation goal is the same as our president’s stated goal of closing the gap between the haves and the have nots, yet their methods are quite different. The Friedman’s vision of how this can be achieved doesn’t include Robin Hood methods:

Improved education is offering a hope of narrowing the gap between the less and more skilled workers, of fending off the prior prospect of a society divided between the “haves” and “have nots,” (or) of (fending off) a class society in which an educated elite provided welfare for a permanent class of unemployables.

Other quotes from the Friedmans:

A greatly improved educational system can do more than anything else to limit the harm to our social stability from a permanent and large underclass.

It is only the tyranny of the status quo that leads us to take it for granted that in schooling, government monopoly is the best way for the government to achieve its objective.

Our goal is to have a system in which every family in the U.S. will be able to choose for itself the school to which its children go.

Competition would force the government schools to shape up or close down.

Do you believe school choice would force failing schools to stop protecting poor teachers and improve their standards? I am convinced the Friedman’s are right.


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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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