First the State Destroys Public Education then they Destroy the Family

Posted by PITHOCRATES - March 10th, 2012

Week in Review

The US is not the only country having problems with their public education.  The public education in the UK is getting so bad that parents are hardly seeing their kids anymore.  Their kids are either spending long days at school that include 2 or 3 school-provided meals.  Home work clubs.  And after school activities.  Or they’re simply going away to boarding school.  So their parents can work the extra hours to pay for a better education in a private school (see Private schools ‘acting as parents to middle-class children’ by Graeme Paton posted 3/6/2012 on The Telegraph).

Teachers are effectively acting as surrogate parents for thousands of pupils who often eat breakfast at school and remain in extra-curricular activities until the early evening, said Andy Waters, chairman of the Society of Heads of Independent Schools.

He said “more and more responsibility” was falling on schools during the economic downturn because of the sheer rise in parental workloads…

“Our often beleaguered parents need us to provide wrap-around care, breakfasts and evening meals, homework clubs and extra-curricular activities so that they can work the hours needed to earn the wherewithal to pay school fees,” he said…

The comments were made after figures showed an increase in the number of young children being enrolled in boarding schools as a result of the pressure on family life.

No doubt some in government like this trend.  The disintegration of the family.  For the sooner they can get these kids the sooner they can make them proper Social/Liberal/Democrat voters.  So these high-spending governments can keep spending.  Creating greater budget deficits.  And greater stresses on the family.  Until the family will be no more.  And we live in that socialist ‘paradise’ envisioned by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Where the state is supreme.  And its citizens suffer abject despair.  Living a life of subsistence in a grey world.  While those in the government do quite well.  As they always do. 

For awhile, though, there was a time when the people lived well.  And the government served the people.  It was a good run.  Kicked off in England when they introduced us to representative government.  (Which reached back to Ancient Greece.)  Which makes this development in the UK particularly sad.  A great nation in decline.  As are all the social democracies of Europe with their crushing debt burdens.  All of them clearly on the wrong path.  Yet it is the path the current US administration has chosen.  To follow these nations like a lemming to that financial cliff.

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