California Public Education

This came to me through a email thread. I don’t know who the author is except I’ve been told it was written by a LA school teacher who has begun to understand that public education has become a failure, just another wasteful and inefficient public program. Even the teachers are beginning to get it. Although LA has been like this for a long time.
Here is the email:

From a California school teacher – – –

As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:
I am in charge of the English-as-a-Second-Language Department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels

Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc. where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.

Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll — but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.
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The General Welfare Clause Of The Constitution

Congress abuses the general welfare clause of the constitution, uses it as authorization for spending billions. The spending that makes all citizens, slaves to the hand outs.  Section 8 of the Constitution states, Powers of Congress The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States. Continue reading

Changes Are Coming

This article was sent to me by a friend who said it was sent to him by another friend, so I don’t know who to credit for it. It makes some interesting observations about what is going on in our world today. I don’t agree with some of the conclusions the author makes, but the observations are valid.

 Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come.

 The Post Office. Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. Continue reading

Industrial Decline of America

The United States is rapidly becoming the very first “post-industrial” nation on the globe.  All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing.  It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.  It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. Continue reading

Taxation is Theft

What right does the government have to tax you? It doesn’t. The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines taxation as “that part of the revenues of a state which is obtained by the compulsory dues and charges upon its subjects.” The government takes from you, under threat of imprisonment, extortion, brute force, death, to take what you have earned. In return it will use these funds to enslave others, try to give you things don’t need, don’t want and provide these services ineffciently. Continue reading