US Education: States Ask To Shutter Proficiency Testing

With students out of school and fumbling about for a year+, the result would appear to be a loss of upwards of 2 years of education.   Thus an eighth grader would remain in 8th grade for 2-3 years just to catch up. As a result, states have called upon the federal government to alleviate standardized testing. Why? Because no student will pass their grade level.   Why?   Because CoVid shutdowns denied children their right to education.

The elimination of the standardized tests simply extends the illusion of education.   In actuality, these children across the GLOBE have been damaged severely.   And in the US, states and state governors are busily trying to shroud that truth in a cloth of illusion.

The US public school system was already incredibly abysmal with students graduating from high school who couldn’t put together a declarative sentence, couldn’t make change at a cash register, or couldn’t tell you the name of past presidents much less our first.

It was widely accepted that children integrating from Australia, South Africa, and parts of Europe would automatically graduate to a year or more of their supposed grade level by US terms or standards.

Given the CoVid nightmare of equalizing every ‘DOWN’, that would include making US students even further removed from grade levels in order to create a new global ignorance.   Today, an eight grader in the US might test as a 5th grader in Australia. And this is the definition of equality.   Down.   Everything must be down –

Instead of lifting, the Powers have decided it is much easier to simply even the field by making everyone an – idiot.

Down.

Who is onboard?   Washington, Colorado, North Carolina, California, Ohio, etc… just look for the Blue Light and there you will find the desolate.   A sweet boy in my state battled against his anger because he was relegated to online learning for college and it simply wasn’t working.   He dropped out.

While we mourn the elderly in nursing homes and Alzheimer’s facilities for dying by the hands of murdering governors, where is the outrage for the children!?   Raising a generation of lost souls and embittered minds.   The school solution is more mental psychologists and counselors!    Really! Really!

That is parallel to the Pharma solution.   Drugs. Not cures.   Drugs. Drugs that create more side effects requiring more drugs to combat the side effects.   The CURE for our children is NOT Psychologists – it is normalcy.   Normalcy is based on sports, relationships, interaction, and lastly – education.   It is just the way it is and always has been.

Life skills.

For example, South Carolina recently asked to be relieved of the following requirements:

  • South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) in English language arts and mathematics (grades 3-8)
  • South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) in science (grades 4 and 6)
  • End-of-Course examinations in Biology, Algebra, U.S. History and the Constitution, and English (all grades)
  • English Language Proficiency and alternate assessments (when applicable)

How freaking sad is this that a state governor would desire to reveal that the middle school students in his/her county, or state, can not even read English with proficiency, much less have career ready math at a grade level of 8th, or Science at a grade level of 6th, or any grade level evaluations in the collective of Math, Reading, Science, English or History!

Public Schools are mainstay of our Property Taxes.   We Pay their salaries, their benefits, their holidays, their pensions.   And NOW – We PAY for them to do NOTHING.  I want a rebate.  Not just a renouncement of current taxes, but a renouncement of prior  taxes that gave a DEAD Education.  I want my Money Back.  Because I did not authorize a fake education.  I AM PISSED>

Having raised three boys in the public school system, I can attest to the constant battles, the awful teaching, and once in a while the perfect teacher!   And we had 2.   They shined!

But it took a shitake of parental involvement each day to mitigate the faulty teaching, faulty teachers, and down-right messes of civilization authorized to teach. It should NOT be so.

I cannot imagine the mess that is defined as “Public Teaching” today whether it be in kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school or college.   I would pronounce them all incompetent and advocate for Charter and/or HomeSchooling.   Period.  And I certainly don’t think I should have to pay for their idiotic Mess.   I am – Afterall – Their Employer.

Schools Closed – HomeSchooling Illegal…

Child Abuse: Emotional and psychological abuse in children is defined as behaviors, speech, and actions of parents, caregivers, or other significant figures in a child’s life that have a negative mental impact on the child.

Are government and health officials purposefully causing child abuse by shutting down our children?   If the same actions were perpetrated by a parent, what would Social Services declare?

What happens when you deprive a child of social relationships and an active physical environment? No matter how many times you try and tell your child that the government is doing this for their own safety, they won’t understand.   And the long term ramifications are likely to be significant.

It is emotional abuse and the psychological result is poor mental development, behavioral problems, withdrawal, irritability, depression, and self hatred. Simultaneously, the elite who demand equality continue to employ hypocrisy by sending their own children to private schools that are not required to shut down.   And in essence the point is to create two classes; the elite and the peasants who will evolve as a lesser intellect.

I feel like I’m watching the beginning of Hunger Games. Cities replete with the vulgar, the depraved, the sexual perverse, while the peasants must fend for themselves in shacks and shanties in the wild. Is this the vision of the Elite?

I walk past an empty school every day.   The sidewalks are not shoveled any longer.   The buses are gone.   And a few straggling cars sit vacant in the parking lot.   Ultimately, teachers will give up and find different employment. But it isn’t just teachers, it is the cooks, the aides, the janitors, the principals, the schoolboard, the bus drivers, who will all become unnecessary and redundant.

Buildings abandoned.   And still the ‘unions’ don’t seem to comprehend there will not be a union without employed members!   They are destroying – themselves.

In Germany Merkel has shut down all schools and Kindergartens until after “Easter”.   The magic time!   In Germany, it is illegal to homeschool.   Those who do are punishable by fines and jail.   Will schooling be an underground movement, like Christian churches in China?   Will the governments send out National Guard troops to shut down and punish those who are not compliant?

Germany is not alone. There are a total of 32 countries wherein homeschooling is considered illegal.   Indoctrination was the mainstay and now that leaves children in those countries unable to attend school or to be home schooled.   How many don’t have a computer, or internet connection, or the ability to leave 5-13 year olds ‘Home Alone’?

Britain has now determined they alone are battling a mutated version of CoVid that is 7 times more transmittable.   The cases in the US have also mutated and now resemble the annual ‘flu’.   Or maybe CoVid is gone and this is the flu.   In which case health officials are destroying the lives of children across the globe because of the flu bug and the vaccine is worthless.

The magnitude of the irrationality is pathological.  

US EDUCATION: Dumbing of America for Control

The Department of Education has a federal taxpayer funded budget of $71.5 billion, which represents about 8-9% of funding.   State and local property taxes comprise about 31.5% of collections of which roughly 40-50% is spent on schools.   Last year state and local tax collections totaled about $1.1 trillion.   Each public school pupil costs between $11,000 and $25,000 per year with a total budgetary expense for 2017 at $694 billion covering 50.8 million public school students.   That would represent an average of $13,661 per child or about $2500 higher than the average public state college. In addition, school fees and supplies can add upwards of $1200 per student per year – not including a computer and backpacks. By contrast, the cost to homeschool a child averages about $450 per child – or 3% of the average public cost.

Does throwing more money at schools make for a better education?

NY Buffalo District schools ranked an ELA proficiency rating of about 24%. In Wisconsin ACT scores dropped to 20 out of 36 exam questions – basically an “F”.   Tulsa Oklahoma stated that proficiency rates ‘plummeted’ in 2017.

The curriculum utilized over the last few decades has continued to morph into a vague image of its self once upon a time.   Today, according to Bruce Deitrik, this dumbing down was purposeful and deliberate.

Why?

To create sheeple incapable of accomplishing anything of value thereby subjecting them to the progressive globalization and New World Order of peasantry.

The riots and protests that we have been made witness to over the last decade is confirmation that our public education system is dysfunctional and completely worthless.  Students haven’t the ability to make change, state the name of five Presidents, or debate common philosophy, history, art, literature – or much of anything of value.

But it doesn’t stop there. Supposedly 72% of high school graduates ‘enroll in college’ compared to just 9% in 1940.   Why?  Colleges used to be for the elite, those with money and brains.   But savvy marketing over the course of decades changed the entire frontier from 160,000 students in 1000 colleges to 20 million annually in 5300+ colleges and universities.

It all changed in 1964 when Lyndon Johnson set up the Great Society programs that gave federal funding to colleges, scholarships, low interest loans, and subsidized the creation of 30 new community colleges per year.   Those subsidized student loans now aggregate $1.5 trillion spread out among 34 million students.

And within the Socialist Agenda we should absorb that debt.

Why?   Because the students can’t repay, they can’t afford it, they don’t want to pay it, they feel it should be free…   And in their pee-brains, no other country charges for college…

Today the US has about 20 million enrolled in college, which equates to 6% of the population.   The entire EU had 4.8 million who graduated tertiary education in 2017 out of a population of 513 million, which equates to .9%, an 85% discrepancy ratio.

Why? Because in the EU only those students who have tested intellectually superior – are allowed to go to college. And the determination is made during the formative years by the someones who make such determinations.

Today, facing off the bizarre CoVid appellate court, teachers unions and governors are holding court and digging in their heels to prevent students from returning to school after a 6+ month hiatus.   The ‘online’ mandate has resulted in some rather interesting failures including Michigan declaring that online instruction will not count toward the required annual instruction hours, Virginia’s Fairfax County parent’s filing complaints, and a plethora of failed online tech, poor outcomes and a high dropout ratio.   Thousands of schools didn’t even have an online availability, and the scramble for those that did to initiate 6 months of course curriculum in weeks – was an obvious mud bath.

While Pearson was the Bill Gates go-to, another rather obscure online forum has been quickly rising in the ranks – BYJU’s.   Funded by Zuckerberg, the very liberal – General Atlantic, The IFC whose parent is World Bank, Tencent Holdings out of China, and various venture capitalists connected with Google and prominent supporters of – Obama, provide the composite history of BYJU.  Making it much worse, Disney has collaborated in the ‘learning is fun’ module where basic concepts in Marxism and white supremacy are employed to devalue children.

I suppose we can count on them to provide unbiased, intellectual modes of online learning….

Unfortunately, like Amazon, BYJU is mired in disgruntled employee shrew where videos reveal a toxic environment of verbal abuse, nonpayment of wages, mindless firings, and an overall work-life balance of -1.

Apparently in collaboration with Twitter and You-Tube, BYJU management threaten employees if their social media accounts are not in compliance with corporate standards of liberal ‘tolerance and inclusion’, of those they deem tolerable and worthy of inclusion

While the article concludes that ‘investors should not be concerned’ regarding the complaints and controversies, the main user – students – likely should be concerned given they are being fed a ‘feed’ of information that is controlled by the Liberal Deep State.

In the end, education in the US has now become a choice of indoctrination or intellectual stimulus.   One is provided by the Deep State – the other must be provided by Parents.   One costs upwards of $15,000+ per year – the other costs $450 per year.   One requires students to submit to 12-14 years of primary education – the other shows typical graduation data as of 16.   One is controlled by parents – the other is controlled by The Nazi State.

Ultimately – the choice is yours.

DEFUND POLICE: An Ignorant Mantra

The Seattle Times has published an article highlighting who they think best represents the anarchists who have taken control of a part of the city.   These ‘gentle people’ include a ballet dancer, an ex-con, a student, a techie, all black, all supporting “Defund Police” citing their vast experience and victimhood of police brutality.   Listening to their incredibly childish accounts only spurred the argument that our public school education system is an abysmal failure.  

One man claimed that defunding education has been the root cause of black racism and if we give all that money to schools, everything will be forever fixed.   Another laid off employee advocated for self policing – because there is no real crime, just stuff made up.   The dancer wants all money currently allocated to police to revert to funding black artists…

Another well informed protester thinks that all funding for police should be reallocated to hospitals and education… Obviously recognizing that without police our hospitals will be crammed with victims of violence – murder, knifings, domestic violence, rape, trafficking, child abuse, etc…

And yet another well educated soul likened abolishing the police to abolishing slavery…AH!

Yes these poorly educated youth represent a sampling of the peacehuggers while completely ignoring the violence that has destroyed hundreds, if not thousands, of minority owned businesses, cars, buildings, and homes.

Education: The US spends more per student than any other country… the misnomer is whether this spending is actually for the student, or for the massive pension liabilities for the teachers.   Roughly 30% of ‘compensation’ expense is for pensions.   School budgets per student are greater than the cost of community college, and many state colleges.   Yet the ‘level’ of education and the value of the education compare to an equivalent 5th grader 100 years ago barely matches a high school graduate today.   At the same time education spending has increased 600%.

School Resource Police:   The ramping up of a police presence in schools occurred between 1997 and 2016 at the very vocal insistence of Liberal democrats when school shootings became prevalent.   Today, 70%-80% of schools utilize a Police Officer.   Of course that was when schools were actually open and functioning and our property tax dollars were funding that cost.  I wonder where our property tax dollars are going today? The cost of the officer is born by the police department – not the school.

Administration costs are another digestive of school spending with 13 states spending over $1000 per student for these bloated costs.   States and local municipalities are the primary funders of our schools covering 92% of costs.   If schools are being ‘defunded’ that would be primarily thru your local official policies – not the federal government.

Black Murder Rate:   According to a report by the liberal Washington Post: “… in 2018, 995 people were shot and killed by police, the lowest number since 2015 when they began collecting and reporting this data publicly.   So, here’s the 2018 breakdown of the 995 people shot and killed by the police.   403 were white, 210 were black, 148 were Hispanic, 38 were classified as other, and 199 were classified as unknown.

Out of that 995, 47 were unarmed — 23 were white, 17 were black, 5 were Hispanic, and 2 were unknown.

Out of those 10 million people arrested in 2018, 47 of those shot and killed were unarmed, which equates to 0.00047 percent, 17 of which were black which equates to 0.00017 percent.”

In 2018 there were 1,206,836 violent crimes, 7,196,000 property crimes and $16.4 billion property crime losses (excluding arson).   Black males were the victim of 6,236 murders out of a total of 16, 213 = 38.5%.   93% of black homicide victims are killed by blacks.

And for that – police are labeled brutes;  and absolute destruction – death – murder – and arson are simply 1st Amendment Rights…according to liberal fantasy.

If blacks want to change these statistics – change the root – the core creation – parental environment.   Because riots have obviously done absolutely nothing over the last 50 years except destroy thousands upon thousands of livelihoods, structures, and cars sending our insurance rates into the realm of obese burdens!

Bernie Sanders: Socialism For All – Except Me

Bernie Sanders promises Free Education For All.  Few in the media have bothered to explain what that means, how it would be funded, and most importantly, who is eligible.  

To understand how this works in other countries, Germany is likely the closest model.   Free university education for all!   Meaning, those who qualify to go to university subject to how many slots are available.   It is an academic vs liberal arts environment.

Germany now has the meritorious position of having the 2nd oldest population in the world due to plunging birth rates.   A severe shortage of tradesmen and college graduates has translated into a near crisis.   Encouraging international students helped somewhat, but when these students returned to their home country having reaped the rewards of a free education, Germany began charging international students.

University life in Germany is completely different than the lifestyle enjoyed by entitled American students.   There are no clubs, no student sororities, no student newspapers, no student activities whatsoever.   Class sizes are huge, and having access to a professor for advice is nonexistent.   A student is expected to perform on their own merit – period.   If you fail, you are removed and the slot is filled with someone capable of being an asset to the economy.

Qualification is based on merit; test scores, grades, area of study, and academic achievements.   There are no degrees in frilly liberal arts, communication, construction, real estate, etc… University is for the intellectuals not the party goers.

So what happens to those who don’t qualify?

Trade school – based on merit.   Essentially, it is quite similar to the methodology employed by communist countries wherein the ‘state’ determines your livelihood.   The 72% who don’t qualify for university or a trade – make a living on their high school diploma.

During a student’s ninth grade year, the state determines your vocational talent.   And your life is thus funneled into that tunnel vision therein.

Of course, just as with healthcare options, there are private universities that operate for profit and charge tuition. But admission rates can be as low as less than 10%, their areas of study are typically concentrated in academia, economics, and business and they are typically rather small enrolling roughly 2000-3500.   Tuition rates in US$ range between $12,000 and $20,000 annually.

While some private campuses offer housing, they are quite limited, and a severe apartment shortage is currently disrupting the balance of availability. As such, most students live at home.

Research programs at universities has only recently been instituted.  In the US research accounts for 12-16% of the total expenditures of universities.   Under Sander’s proposal all research would be privately funded and as a result, the US could easily slide into a nonperformance global achievement.

Sanders proposes to initiate a Wall Street tax, which has been dubbed the Robin Hood Tax, to ‘fund’ his free for all proposal.   According to Sanders, this robbing from the wealthy would produce an excess of $300 billion per year of which $47 billion would be allocated toward state funding of free tuition.   The $47 billion would fund 2/3’s of the cost and the states would be required to find the balance – $23 billion.

In a study conducted by Wharton in conjunction with Brookings, the effect of the Robin Hood Tax on the market economy would be a reduction of assets held by 62% and reduction of the value of stocks by 14.6%.   These reductions would lower GDP by 1.76% in the short term, but the rippling effect would lower sales tax revenue and income spiraling the economy ever downward.   In essence job reductions. Thus, a person might have a degree in Economics – but there would be few openings and the ultimate welfare state bubble would ensue.

The second half of Sander’s far reaching education Free For All is the cancellation of all outstanding student debt which is estimated to cost the government $2.2 trillion.   Using his conflated number of $300 billion per year in Robin Hood Tax, after giving states $50 billion, the remaining $250 billion would be applied over a ten year period to wipe out the debt.

While Sanders claims to have graduated with a degree in political science, he stated that he was not a good student finding his studies boring and beneath him.   Obviously his economic and math skills prove this point.

Without taking into account the immediate downward spiral that the Robin Hood Tax would effectuate, the ultimate faltering GDP, to presume that the $300 billion per year windfall would be sustained is simply – well, stupid.

The resulting shortage would translate into not just increased income taxes to finance the debt, but increased taxes to fund welfare programs as unemployment skyrockets.

This doesn’t even begin to address the Medicare For All costs!

In the end a 90% tax rate would likely still not cover these costs and the US would be forced into third world communism.

Either Bernie Sanders is aware of these consequences and his intention is to destroy the US, or he is ignorant of these consequences in which case his ignorance should be addressed and revealed. In either case, Bernie Sanders ideology is a mortal wound.

US Student Debt: Ask Bill Gates and New America Foundation – A Ponzi Scheme

Student debt now stands at $1.41 trillion. 70% of college students are in significant debt, 44 million students and graduates. 33% of people over the age of 25 have a bachelors degree or higher.   While it sounds impressive, the percentage is actually lower than it was before student debt was initiated in 1958, before the debt was a federal obligation.   21% of public university’s revenue is made up from tuition and fees, the rest is subsidized.   90% of revenue of private universities is funded through tuition and fees.   The government spends over $80 billion on college students annually which is higher as a factor of GDP than Germany, France, Canada, Japan, Spain, and Italy who provide instate free education.  

What Happened?

Primary education in the US, on average, tops at roughly $13,500 per student per year, funded by taxpayers.   So where is all the money going?   40% pays for pensions. Another 10% is applied to administration, and of course now we have interest on school debt, purchase of buildings, outside services, etc…  How much is actually spent educating?   Pennies.

Blame Betsy Devos… Inane.   She inherited the entire broken system that took 60 years to create!

As of 2018, outstanding education debt had tripled over the previous 10 years!   That would be aka – Obama.   And it would seem interestingly coincidental.   If you want to control the youth – enrage and enwrap them in debt while indoctrinating them into a Socialist agenda of free everything.   I think it is called A Perfect Storm.

While many pundits would cite Germany’s model of free college, they dutifully forget that in Germany, college is a privilege for a select few based on whether the government determines you qualify for college or should instead benefit from ‘trade school’.

While I believe the notion of a trade school is beneficial, when the government makes the determination where you go, it, the government, owns your life.   That is called Communism.

It all fell apart under the Eisenhower introduction of the National Defense Education Act of 1958 which was launched to increase the number of science and math graduates.   Richard Cornuelle saw an opportunity and created United Student Aid Funds.   Private industry would back bank loans on behalf of college students after they exhibited rigorous potential for repayment based on guaranteed jobs upon graduation.   The model was a success! Student loan delinquency was 20 times lower, and job placement was $22.50 per student under the private plan.   Comparatively, the Federal Jobs Corps spent nearly $6700 per student during the same time period. And today that cost is $76,000 per actual placement.

In 1965, despite the success of Cornuelle, President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act, as part of his Great Society Agenda.   As a result, the government began a ferocious scheme to hijack the private institutions student loan programs and in 2000 under Bill Clinton Cornuelle’s vision was bought out by Sallie Mae for the sum of $770 million whereby the Federal government took over a successful private endeavor.

In 1999, the total outstanding student debt stood at $90 billion.   Ten years later, student debt grew by 511%. And the percentage of students graduating with a degree in math or sciences was roughly 20%.  Give it to the government to fail a successful private endeavor.

Today we offer degrees that have absolutely no benefit whatsoever in the job market, that cost the student in loans, that absolve any necessity in obtaining the degree, and further no value.   But hey, colleges want students and will offer whatever it takes to mobilize the thought that without a degree you are nothing… even if the degree is in dog watching.

Even if that degree is in – nothingness.

And still we wonder how it is that a person can graduate with a college degree in ‘communications’ and not be able to find a job outside of hamburger flipper at McDonalds while balancing a loan debt of $100,000?

Once again, the brain drain of this stigma can be found as a perpetual head thump – ‘if you don’t go to college you will make no money – and if you do, you can be a millionaire’.   Of course, many of the brain thumpers – never went to college, but that is rarely observed.

So what is the real point?

Money.   Control. Indoctrination.   And universities are all too eager to Swamp their pockets with this scheme funded – by taxpayers. Ultimately, WE pay for the defaulted loans, WE pay for the scholarships, WE pay the liberal arts degrees that have no inherent value!

Unfortunately today, even our esteemed private foundations that support foundations, that support NGO’s that support government funding of private enterprise – are mired in a clandestine middleman phenomena that basically redirects funds from the cause they claim to support, to the various councils and committees, and board members therein ultimately creating a Ponzi scheme within a Ponzi scheme within a Ponzi scheme so as to divert funds from the actual cause to a host of people with degrees and money from the poor they despair!  WHEW!

All within the pretext that ‘The Government” is helping the disadvantaged.

Lumina Foundation is the successor of Cornuelle’s vision, albeit within a somewhat distorted version of the initial schematic. You see, Lumina’s largest grant to support college education for the needy went to the OECD to fund an ‘analysis of the labor market’. They gave money to the Rockefeller Advisors!   And they have given massive amounts of money to New America Foundation whose executive Chairman includes Google’s Schmidt.

In essence, Foundations are giving the funding to each other, benefiting no one other than themselves, while receiving a non-profit status of NO TAXATION.

So where is our Education money going?

It is lining the pockets of the super wealthy who create Foundations funding their own Foundations. Want to know who is under cup number 1?   Gates.   Clinton.   And once upon a time – the US Department of State.

US Education: A Broke Back Mountain

When one thinks the daft couldn’t get more daft, one might be rather daft….   In light of the tee-shirt slogan worn by a majority of college liberals which states “I don’t have time for hate, racism, misogyny, albeism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia, bigoty” – segregation is required.   (Full disclosure I had to look up albeism).

As a result of their intolerance of the intolerable, and the need to have safe spaces, students now require segregated graduation ceremonies and segregated dormitories based on ethnicity, religion, identity, race, etc..

And a full 72% of colleges are apparently willing to comply.

It will be interesting to see how this lavishly daft intolerance survives in the work environment when these self obsessed students can’t whine and cry and demand the world conform to their ‘safe place’.

With titles such as Lavender Commencement, Gesta Latina Commencement, American Indian Indigenous Commencement, Don the Kente, etc… Virginia Tech boasts 10 different diversity ceremonies which are technically illegal under Discrimination laws.

Within this vein, Georgetown students have voted to increase tuition in order to create a pool of money to pay for ‘reparations’. The catch? The increased tuition is for ‘future students’, not them. And the extent of this generation of selfish self-consumed whiners is not just a product of a failed education system, but of a failed parent system.

Who is minding the children?

Over the last two decades, the number of children in full time daycare under the age of 5 hovers at 86%.   Four and under is 66%.   Daycare employee qualifications vary by state although most require a high school diploma or equivalent. The average entry pay is $10.50 per hour. In Washington DC a parent can expect to pay $36,000 per year per child for daycare. On the low end, in Mississippi, daycare runs about $8,000 per year per child.

For a family of four including 2 children, daycare can run from $16,000 to $72,000 annually or a mean of $44,000. That would be breakeven. With a mean salary in the US at $43,000 per year, there obviously comes a point where daycare is simply ludicrous. Aside from the financial cost is the social cost. The generation raised by an institution is coming of age. Their morality, ethics, values, and virtues have been impregnated by strangers who come and go within these institutions, and we are now witnessing the end product.

After paying a mean cost for daycare for 12 years – a total of $528,000, parents haven’t the funds to pay for college.   In 2009 when Obama reigned, student loan debt was $675 billion, today it has risen to $1.465 trillion representing 44 million borrowers, 10% of whom are 90 days past due. The debt has become so untenable that suicide is contemplated as the answer.

It has been likened to the concept of Socialism for the wealthy and Capitalism for the middle class and poor.   In other words, the next generation will wholly squeeze out all but the wealthy for a college education.  And there is no solution…

As we have recently been made aware, wealthy does not align with intellect. Bribes would seem to be the mainstream means of attaining a degree for the party lovers whose parents indulge the system. As such, some pundits point to Germany as a prime example of how an education system should work – free.

But of course, that isn’t the entire story.

When reviewing the percentage of college graduate rates around the world, Germany does not even make the top ten.   Canada is number one, Japan, Israel, Korea, UK, US, Australia, Finland, Norway, then Luxembourg rank highest in that order   All these countries are subject to a college cost, although it is somewhat lower than the US.

In Denmark where college is free, and a $1000 per month living stipend is available, they have found that students take advantage of the system and spend 6 years completing a 4 year degree because – well – it is free!   In addition, only 12% of the population actually attained a bachelor’s degree or higher, while 14% attained a technical or vocational degree, far below the graduation rate in the US which is roughly 48%.

Obviously, free is not the answer.

Pensions. In Canada, teachers pay 11.5% into their pension plan. In the US it is as low as 2% for a lifetime benefit.   The average teacher pension in Canada is $49,000, while the average teacher pension in the US is now $75,000.   That translates to reveal that a teacher’s average pension is 74% higher than the average salary.   In addition, teachers in 35 states also collect Social Security benefits. In Israel, the average pension for all retirees is roughly $33,000 per year.  The discrepancy is huge!

In essence, the pension system, the US labor unions, are the crux of the education cost problem given the average lifetime for receipt of a pension far exceeds the value of those dollars invested causing the cost of tuition to continually spiral.

The education system begins at the beginning – daycare.

As the cost of daycare continues to implode, the crisis of working parents scrambling to meet the cost while relegating their children to be raised by institutional high schoolers, is a cruel alternative. Free child care is hardly the answer. It will simply become a free-loaders babysitter, and a service that is already indoctrinating your children, will become the Communist agenda.

Retraining parents to have a sense of worth in raising their own children, in having a physical and emotional hand and foot in their elementary education will ultimately curb the cost of social daftness.  Overhauling the entire government pension system will help make US university graduates walk away with considerably less debt.  And a solid parental involvement just might create a healthier intellect, and thus subject their children to grants and scholarships…

ChildCare – Or Communist Propaganda?

The Democrats are unveiling a platform with regard to the ‘childcare crisis in the US’. Modeled after the Communist German regime status, they advocate for a state run ‘daycare’ that will confiscate your child after six months.   The entire premise is fashioned after the notion that a mother can’t properly succeed in her career path when she is bothered by the nuisance of raising her child.  

To alleviate this atrocity, they advocate for a Federally run daycare system that is affordable and of high quality wherein parents can deposit their child and leave for the next twelve hours to pursue their own agenda.   Teachers will be trained by the government under a strict code of Liberalism, gender neutrality, gender anonymous, and racial equality.   Boys and girls will no longer exist, the terms mother and father will be subject to judicial review and possible fines, and the quality of education will thus be exponentially increased.

An opinion piece in the New York Times by an education expert, Shael Polakow-Suransky, advocates this sort of early childhood indoctrination. Mr. Suransky would appear to be unmarried and childless, but is nonetheless an expert on raising children. After exponentiating on the litany of justifications; cost, pay scale of teachers, lack of interaction, lack of an ‘early learning environment’, Suransky doubles down on the basic premise, moms want to work but can’t because they are burdened with a child.

All of which is basic fodder for the ‘Constitutional Right’ for Abortion. According to Cory Booker.

The thread would be that since you don’t really ‘want’ a child, but had one anyway, why not simply alleviate the burden and give the child to the “State”?     The state will then administer all the compulsory initiatives and educational evaluations, in order to determine exactly where your child belongs in the global system.

This is exactly what Germany instituted decades ago – and no one blinked.

No one blinked… but they also stopped having children. Now Merkel is hypo demanding immigration, she doesn’t care who, what, where or how, her only concern is there is no one to support the retirees.   Because no one had children. Because the state was raising them. So why bother…?

This agenda worked so well for Germany, that the very blinky eyed Liberals in the US think this is the solution for the US as well.   Don’t have children – unless you intend to release them to the state and support massive immigration wherein their rate of birthing is 6-10 times that of the nationals.

Except everyone is on welfare.

And thus – Germany’s economy flounders near recession levels despite Merkel and Juncker’s attempts to provide ‘fake news’ to absolve their guilt.

In essence, Germany has become the model of everything Communism.

Mr. Suransky, is currently the President of Bank Street College of Education.   Notable graduate school alumni include: Bill Ayers. The former leader of the Weather Underground, a radical activist who identifies as a communist, who conducted numerous bombings of Federal, State and public buildings.   After his stint bombing and killing people, Ayers began his career in primary education ultimately earning various Master’s degrees, at Federal Expense, and becoming a Professor at the University of Illinois.

He is – the Poster Child of Bank Street College of Education that supports state childcare for all as of six months of age, because those are the formative learning years…before entering public school – Kindergarten.

The Liberal agenda calls for 1) increased pay for childcare workers to match school ‘educators’,   2)   federal subsidy of all federal childcare,   3)   price controls   4)   Teacher education…   5)   Liberalism.

I remember well, when the Parent agenda with schools was about stupidity:   Remember the math 3 minute score?   My son was not doing well, so I taught him to answer all the scores he knew easily first, and down the line.   His scores immediately went into the 90th percentile and I was called before the School Board and radically denounced.

Another instance, another child, my middle school son left his homework assignment in his locker. He respectfully asked to retrieve it. He was denied and given a zero. When I sat before the council of seven to one, they informed me that they were teaching him real life principles that were specific to the world of business. My response: “I see, so if an executive leaves his presentation for a Board Meeting, in his office, and excuses himself to retrieve it, his manager will give him an “F”, fire him and never have the presentation…

Obviously, they didn’t understand because none of these middle school teachers had ever worked in the world of business.

That was then – this is now.

Today, the fight would be over the toilet, the gender usage, the political sway.   And I would be in court – weekly, at the very least.

But my argument then is the same as my argument now: I will raise him. You may teach him based on absolutes.   Hence; Math, English, History, and chocolate.  Now, go away.

LA Teachers Strike – Pity Party

LA teachers are on strike and the Women’s Marchers support the strike!   Hallelujah…  Somewhere along the conversation they missed the recent report that LA County is spending $1.5 billion on illegal immigrants, the same illegal immigrants that LA voted to support, the same illegal immigrants that the Women’s Marchers support!   But they want money.  Gimme more money. 

California as a whole is now spending roughly $30.3 billion per year for illegal immigrants, representing over 17% of the state’s budget.   That is about par with LA’s entire annual budget.

But not to worry, all government employees, including teachers, in LA have a benefit package that surpasses imagination:   medical coverage, dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D insurance, health care spending accounts, long term disability and subsidized dependent care accounts.   Poor babies. But that’s not all.   They boast ‘generous maternity and family leave’, flexible work schedules, lactation support, and of course the ever burgeoning – retirement package.

The BASE salary for LA County teachers now stands at a starting range of $55,667 to $73,609.  As of 2015, an LA ad for a Superintendent offered a salary range of $267,788 to $310,817 – as BASE requiring a Masters Degree.

As of 2014-2015, Los Angeles had one of the highest cost per students for all of California $11,751, on par with Malibu.

So where does all the money go?

The California Pension Fund announced in 2016 that it had roughly 68cents available for every dollar liability.   State governments are borrowing against current teacher’s pensions to fund retirees.  In the real world of business it is called a Ponzi Scheme.   And it is highly illegal.

So where is the ‘more money’ supposed to come from?  Gimme, gimme, gimme.

Charter schools receive roughly $3000 – $4500 less per child.  Homeschooling costs roughly $500-$1000 per child per year.  States are now paying $9000 to $20,000 per year for public education per child… more than in-state college.

So what did Governor Newsome decide to do about California’s incredible spending crisis?   Why he is spending more money on immigration, more money on child care credits, more money on kindergarten, more money on higher education, and a pledge of $3 billion to offset the $72 billion shortfall of funds that CalSTrs doesn’t have to pay – pensions.  CalsTrs Pension Fund currently sits at $215 billion and that ain’t enough.

Where exactly is all the money going to come from?

Governor Newsome announced that the California General Fund had a surplus of nearly $65 billion from Bond Funds and that he would allocate $80.7 billion for 2019 to public education which would amount to an increase of $5,000 per student!   Really?  Then why are the teachers striking?

If California is so revenue rich why does it continue to demand $368 billion per year from the Federal government?   Those funds are spent on California’s free-speech public Universities, California’s Medicaid, Social Security Benefits, and California’s Medi-Cal which supports illegal immigrants.   Other than Social Security, I want my money back.

The LA Union for teachers is asking for a 6.5% raise, smaller class sizes, reduction in standardized testing, more support staff, and more infrastructure spending.  Newsome offered a compromise which included a 6% raise and his 2019 budget already included infrastructure spending.  It was rejected.   This is the Nancy Pelosi negotiating team.

Perhaps the way to achieve such spending increases would be to shut down pension plans and institute the same caps and math analytics as Social Security Benefits.

Pensions for teachers were originally created to offset the fact that their salaries were significantly lower than the average employee.  Obviously, that fact has long ago dissolved.

LA teachers are above par, more than double, in their earnings when compared to the median income of the LA county household earnings of $55,909.  Factor in their benefits and pensions, and they dwarf the average worker.  If Obama’s redistribution of wealth were to occur, LA teachers would be stripped of pensions, benefits, and half their salaries…in order to equal their non-government peers.

But then equality is only for everyone else to ante up.

Liberal Universities – The Coup of Private Foundations

The money trail of funding within our most prestigious universities provides an outline of demonstrative control, manipulation, and agenda.  Foundations are the forefront of that agenda, and each foundation’s board of trustees controls the agenda.  “We will give you money if you incorporate this curriculum, this ideology, and this methodology into the school.”  Thus assuring that the end product, the mind and thought process of the graduates, is aligned within a particular mode.  It is the ultimate mind control.  And Taxpayers Fund it.

Harvard is a liberal elite university that embodies such an agenda.  The Center For Education Policy Research is an adjunct to Harvard that cites three pillars:   research, tools and talent, and networks for sharing.   Basically, if we Follow The Money, our educators and school boards are the tools subject to the puppet masters who tell them what to think, what to teach, and what to advocate.  Within this, the Universities churn out more pawns aligned in a single policy thought who will become the next new politician telling more pawns the follies of what has become an imaginary world.

Major funders and Trustees include: Bill Gates, Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Hecksher Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Bank of America, IBM, Austria’s Jabobs Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and the Walton family Foundation are among a few of the many contributors.  Their causes typically include;  global warming, planned parenthood, open society, Obamacare, population control, open borders, and “education reform”.

A few notable Foundations would seem to skew from the typical agenda’s of social policy reform.   One such organization is the Smith Richardson Foundation which is focused on international security and foreign policy, monetary, fiscal and tax policy, and a ‘global political change’.   One of the Trustees is a Hollywood film producer, Bill Stetson III whose credits include active membership in the Creative coalition, an advocacy group for Hollywood Liberals.

A quick look at their Form 990 for 2015 indicates some notable recipients of their grants which average roughly 4% of their total value:

  1. Center For A New America Security; CEO = Victoria Newland.They boast that a number of their employees were hired on by the Obama Administration and their experts are routinely quoted by NYT, CNN, WAPO, NBC, NPR, Jon Stewart and more.  Notable speakers have included;  Hillary, Gen Martin Dempsey, Madelaine Albright and Gen Petraeus.  They advocate ‘neoliberalism’.
  2. Institute For The Study of War; President = Kimberly Kagan, whose brother-in-law is married to Victoria Nuland.She was an instrumental source for advocating the surge/war in Iraq and a restructuring military in Afghanistan.  She works closely with Gen. Petraeus.  Chairman of the Board includes retired Gen Jack Keane.
  3. Center For Strategic and International Studies; President = John Hamre who served as Secretary of Defense under Bill Clinton, and worked closely with Obama to develop US cyber warfare. Notable cross political party speakers include;  John McCain, Henry Kissinger, Sam Nunn, Hillary, and Leon Panetta.  Controversial funding sources have included the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Norway, Germany, and China.

While Harvard is by no means alone in this ‘gifting schematic’ that is more closely related to blackmail, they are the Creme Brulee.  Other notables include:   Brown University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado College, Cornell, Columbus, Cambridge, George Washington, Georgetown, John Hopkins, Oxford, Sacred Heart University, Stanford, Syracuse, University of Calgary, University of North Caroline, Yale, Notre Dame, Universities of Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Southern California, South Florida, etc…

The “education” curriculum is created to advance the ‘non-partisan’ thinking of these various non-profits whose Liberal and Progressive Global agenda is mapped within the guidelines of an Open Society, a Communist Globalization and an elite whose tentacles have reached across nearly every nation on earth.  Each of these Foundations have wealth exceeding  $500 million to $150 billion.  Follow The Money.

Attempting to attack or replace professors at the universities and in our high schools has about the same effect as treating cancer with Tylenol, it might stay the head-ache, but the cancer will continue to metastasize.

Hungary recently outlawed the Soros funded and sponsored university in Budapest, but a fight ensues for reinstatement.  We can’t simply shut down these universities across the US, we can’t regulate funding which typically is associated with a coercive requirement.  The overwhelming majority of teachers and professors are atheists, are Liberal, are intolerant – this coup has already been forged.

One way the Federal government can defrost the coup is to simply deny any more federal funding for private institutions.  Private Universities in the US are overwhelmingly Liberal.  The funding is typically obscured in the Research and Development area of the school’s programs.  But those programs bump the reputation of a school and its ability to attract more students.   The annual Federal funding is topping over $1 billion per university.

A large percentage of the R&D is for the development of more vaccines for the pharma industry. This means that while Big Pharma is a slush of profits, a slush of executive compensation greed, it is actually enabled and supported by Federal funding, or taxpayer dollars.  And to support the continuation of federal funding, states like California make vaccines mandatory.  The cycle is complete; the population control mandate of the elite is funded by the taxpayers whose bodies are now replete with aluminum, mercury, arsenic, formaldehyde, ethanol, and preservatives, while private industries and elite individuals generate more and more personal wealth.

An example of federal misappropriation of funding can be found in Planned Parenthood – or as the R&D describes it, ‘reproductive health’.  In reality it is eugenics.

If we are going to cease the agenda and reverse the Liberal coup, Federal Funding of R&D at Universities has to end.  Federal Funding of Private Foundations – has to end.  When we follow The Money, it becomes clear that the coup, the Liberal Agenda has been funded by you and I, and that’s why they are laughing.