Friday, April 25, 2008

While listening to WNTK

Last November I was extremely disappointed to hear that Brian Bulldog Tilton and Konrad Kayne were taken off the air on WNTK. I stopped listening at that point out of loyalty to the two and I thought the new guys stunk. About a month or two ago when I heard Brian Bulldog Tilton on WTPL 93.9 I started listening to WNTK again. I have been delighted to listen to the two new hosts especially since they have been talking about topics of interest to me including problems with our education system and homeschooling the past several weeks.

This morning they were talking to Skip Murphy of Granite Grok and made reference to the follow blog entry.

And then they wonder why conservatives distrust the Academy...

Most people believe that the public school system exists to educate their children: reading, writing, 'rithmatic, science, and the like. They also expect that biases of any type would not enter into that process, right? If only that part were true.

As a conservative, I would like to believe the first sentence. What we have seen, however, is that there is a real problem in that standardized testing has shown great problems in demonstrating that educational staffs have done their jobs (or are even up to doing so). Educational staffs decry the use of these tests; yet, they show that the educational system has many holes that have gone unfilled for years and those same educationalists put up all kinds of excuses as to why it is not their fault.

If not their fault, then whose? And I do not accept the premise that it is the kids (at least, the vast majority of the time).

Especially when I see that biases of that same staff are not tamped down. In fact, most parents would be irate if they really knew how their kids' teachers were actually trained:

Perhaps the judge should consider that the aim of public education is to interfere with the beliefs of children. Here is the proof:

Chester Pierce, for example, is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychiatry at Harvard University, and a major architect of the development of the "new" American citizen for the global village. Professor Pierce told 2,000 teachers attending the Childhood International Education Seminar in Denver, Colorado in 1973: "Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our Founding Fathers, toward his parents, toward our elected officials, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity.

It's up to you, teachers, to make all of these sick children well by creating the international child of the future." Could his intentions have been more clear?

To read Skip Murphy's entire Blog entry click here .

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