Friday, May 24, 2024

The Disintegration Of Education Signals A Decimation Of Our Future

Imagine looking out over your lawn. There are large areas of green grass, but in a few spots there are one or two weeds that catch your attention. The weeds don’t make up the majority of your lawn, but you know that if you don’t remove them, they can spread. So you remove them by pulling them out, roots and all.

Now imagine the future of our country as that lawn. The woke left are weeds that are threatening our future and they have chosen the fertile ground of our children’s minds as their starting point. Instead of children learning the basics, such as reading and math, their heads are being filled with propaganda, hatred and self-doubt. These weeds can no longer be accepted, tolerated, and most certainly not encouraged. Like the weeds that they are, they must be removed by the roots from any position that would allow them to spew their seeds of division.

Educational reports have recently been released on two major American cities, Chicago, and Baltimore. Frankly, the numbers are difficult to believe, and if these numbers don’t jolt us back to reality about what is taking place in our schools nothing will.

Let’s start with Chicago and the state of Illinois.

The data was assessed from the annual report released by the Illinois State Board of Education regarding the 2021-2022 school year.

Chicago has 649 public schools, out of those schools 33 have zero students proficient in math for their grade level. There are also 22 schools that have zero students that are proficient in reading.

Statewide, Illinois has 53 schools with zero students proficient in math and 30 schools with zero students proficient in reading.

I was shocked when I learned of this. How can 55 schools within one American city have either zero students not reading proficiently, or not understanding math at their grade level? Then I learned of the overall state results, and in my opinion they painted an even bleaker picture.

Within the state, 622 schools have one out of ten students reading at grade level proficiency. While 930 have the same ratio, one out of ten that are proficient in math.

As dismal as these results are, that didn’t prevent the Illinois State Board of Education from passing out “participation awards.”

Of the 22 schools that had zero students testing proficient in reading, six of them received a “commendable” rating. The Board also awarded 7 schools out of the 33 that had zero students proficient in math the same “commendable” rating.

By the way, a “commendable” rating is the second highest rating that can be awarded.

On to Baltimore.

The Maryland State Department of Education recently released the 2022 state test results known as the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP).

Project Baltimore analyzed the results and found a disgraceful number of Baltimore City schools where not a single student is doing math at grade level.

Project Baltimore is a program that is committed to investigating local school systems to keep parents and taxpayers informed of what is happening in the classroom and how their tax dollars are being spent.

What they discovered was that Baltimore’s math scores were the lowest in the state. Specifically, only 7 percent of third through eighth grade students were proficient in math.

Project Baltimore also uncovered that out of 150 schools in the city, 23 of them had zero students proficient in math. Of those schools, ten were high schools, eight elementary schools, three middle/high schools and two were elementary/middle schools.

Within those 23 schools, 2000 students took the state math test and none of them could do math at their grade level.

This is a wakeup call America. This is the next generation and they are not equipped to deal with the real world.

The “woke left” is no longer some novelty act that is tolerated. They are a legitimate threat to the future of this country. They are poisoning the minds of our children and the threat has to be recognized and neutralized.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”         Malcolm Forbes                                                                                            

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Jeff Rich