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Poor kids!

Another case for home schooling:

Public schools are run by the National Educational Association. They are not run by people you can hold accountable, such as teachers, superintendents and school boards. The NEA opposes merit pay, charter schools, and any decision by any school administrator that has not been determined in advance by collective bargaining. Simply put, the NEA opposes everything except its own power.

Ah, more power hungry unions!

Meanwhile, kids aren’t learning. The vocabulary of the average American 14-year-old has dropped from 25,000 words to 10,000. San Francisco Examiner reporter Emily Gurnon asked teenagers to identify the country from which America won its independence. Among the answers: “Japan or something, China. Somewhere out there on the other side of the world.” “It wouldn’t be Canada, would it?” “I don’t know; I don’t even, like, have a clue.” “I want to say Korea. I’m tripping.”

Yup, kids today are screwed.

Sara Boyd, a recipient of many awards and accolades during her teaching career experienced difficulty passing a mathematics competency test. She sued the state of California, claiming the test was racially discriminatory. But at her deposition she was unable to answer the question: “What percent of 80 is 8?”

I’m stupid, so you must be racist?

Yup, home schooling or private schools seem the way to go.

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