I wonder if JCS in Davis County will begin a response to this letter in his
typical way?Perhaps it will be; “Kent is absolutely
right.”Or perhaps with a little less gusto only; “Kent
Brilliant parody, for a sentence or two, I thought it was serious.
This article might as well have been titled "End public schools." If
students are to be taught only what they are interested in learning, if they are
only to be given answers to questions they themselves think to ask, what good
are schools at all? They would be better served with a good internet provider
and Wikipedia. Aren't there some things a child should learn
regardless of whether or not they are personally interested? My Mom made me eat
broccoli just because it was good for me. I was much more interested in fudge
brownies. Anyway, a teacher's job is not to fill their heads with
information, but to instill a curiosity for a subject and then help to satisfy
it. A public school's job is to do that for every student in the
country.Incidentally, I don't see how this letter is saying
anything about "socialism." Does the author even know what this term
This letter really makes no sense. The writer apparently knows very little or
almost nothing about what happens in a classroom.He doesn't
even seem to know what a "worksheet" is. In fact, he doesn't even
seem to understand what socialism is or isn't.I'd like to
know more about the writer and what kinds of "qualifications" he claims
to have to write something like this.
Hilarious letter! Bravo!Thank you for your humor today,
Very very funny. I especially enjoyed the time travel component. Made my day.
Schools ought teach the truth, not mindless right wing propanganda. Socialism
AND capitalism play an important role in our society. Both are necessary for our
well being. Socialism ensures each of us have access to roads, police
protection, national defense and public funding of education. Each gets of these
services according to their need and each pays according to their ability.Capitalism is the best wealth creation engine devised yet and it allows
us to pay for the socialistic programs we do have. America is great because we
implement the best ideas of capitalism AND socialism. Unlike the Soviet Union
which fell, we don't reject a good ideology, just because it comes from the
Rule no. 1. Never believe the words of someone who doesn’t know what
socialism is. Rule no 2. Always apply rule no 1.
re: William Gronberg 6:29 a.m. Nov. 25, 2012Then, we can have Mike R
from SJ tell us what allegedly is in COTUS about education and the subsequent
role of Gov't.ROFL!
I don't know even where to go with this. Is there anyone in D-News land
that filters these letters? Never mind, like Mr. Samuelsen said above, this
letter made my day.
OK, now I get it!This whole letter was a slap in the face to the
ultra-far-right wingers who can't understand the "You Didn't Build
That" statement the President made during the campaign.HAHAHA!Excellent comment!Go out and do it yourself,
You don't need help or guideance from anyone else - because in the
ultra-Con world, each man is a little island.Beautfiful letter!LEt the little rug-rats figure it all out, and do it all - EVERYTHING -
on their own!Hahaha!
To those of you who think this is a parody. I hope you are right.If
not, we have a real problem . . .
Brilliant letter; it made me laugh out loud!
The letter does not seem to be very clear, but one thing is very
self evident:The inner mean-spiritedness of the left has come out
loud and clear, and the endless insulting of anyone who doesn't go along
with their far left dogmatic views.It is quite a well know fact the
that over a hundred years ago socialists and progressives targeted the
education system, they want to force all children into public schools, or gain
federal dictatorial control over schools via federal funding, where a central
government would control all eduction so all children would be taught socialist
and progressive values and views.Now how many stories have there
been where teachers are reaching little children to praise obama, and insult and
scare children if they do not follow leftest views? Far too many.
How do letters like this even get published? And WHY?
I agree, end the socialism in schools. How many articles have we had recently
complaining about the poor performance of schools in the US or Utah? If they
are all failing and doing so poorly and are socialist, how about we give
capitalism a try?We already have to supply our kids with books,
paper, pencils, scissors, crayons, tissue, and all sorts of classroom supplies
to support the socialist system. That is in addition to the property taxes that
we pay.So, since we see that socialism has failed in our schools,
let try something new.Let the kids who fail a grade or subject
repeat it.Let the kids who want to drop out of school at age 16 do
so.Reduce testing to a single grade appropriate test at the end of
the year.Give letter grades starting in 2nd grade.Fire
the failing teachers.Don't worry about self esteem, that is
earned and not taught.
Redshirt1701Deep Space 9, UtI agree, end the socialism in schools.
============Read the letter Red - it's called a
Parody.i.e., Let's end Socialism is the schools, and in the homes, and in the communities, and in the Churches!It's each and everyman for himself, Dog-eat-Dog world, the law of the jungle!Sink or Swim.No one can build or do
anything except it's by him or herself!Each man is an
the truth,".....It is quite a well know fact the that over a
hundred years ago socialists and progressives targeted the education system,
they want to force all children into public schools....."____________________The real target of your concerns should be
Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. They were two of the earliest proponents
of public education in America at a time when education was the domain of
private interests, most commonly religion. Jefferson donated land and resources
for what became the first state institution of higher education in the
country.Thank goodness we have public education in America.
It's done more to give people at the bottom a leg up than private education
ever would have.
To "LDS Liberal" Duh....the problem is that the system is failing. Why
should we continue to throw more money at a failing system?
Redshirt and the DN got reeled in like a trout."Firsthand
accounting for historic events can come from the private sector. All they have
to do is travel to those time-periods."
I love it when people say "the system is failing." It is not failing,
we are. We are failing to accept responsibility for joining the system to
educate our children. Turn off the video games, read, spend time together, turn
off mindless TV, and discover the real world. Discuss things as families. Sure,
improvements can be made to any system. But the real failure is our family
Awesome letter! Is there anything more amusing than when a comedian reads Atlas
@Craig ClarkThomas Jefferson wanted to educate ONLY the best
students in the long run at public expense, a system based on MERIT, not
educate everyone. While everyone would initially participate for 3 years
only, only the best students would continue to be educated at the public
expense, anf his was NOT a federally funded or controlled plan.Franklin was NOT for state or federal funded and controlled schools. The
school he started was privately funded.When he spoke of public
schools he was talking about private citizens getting together and creating
community schools, at the time and for long time after Franklin most school
were private, or communities were so small they hired a teacher to teach all the
children at a the church or a one room school house.Franklin thought
that was the best way to assure a standard education for all children
especially for those who could not afford a private school.Though he
more concerned about German immigrants not having an "english"
educationBut federally funded and state controlled schools, I think
Amen!! Enough said!!
Of course Kent Redford's letter is a joke. He wrote a single handout for
thousands of readers, printed by someone else, and unearned by us.