Busing America’s school children as a means to end segregation is a prime example of the government keeping a program on life support long after it served its purpose.
Society no longer determines where people can’t live so why are federal, state and local entities reshuffling the ethnic and racial deck in search of that magic mixture. Just last December a federal judge lifted Tucson Unified School District’s desegregation order, saying TUSD had met its goals and had a satisfactory plan to move forward without court oversight. Move forward, are we not fully desegregated yet? Why would we, as a nation, spend another dime on a mission that’s complete? TUSD has been collecting nearly $1 billion in taxes earmarked for desegregation of our public schools over the past 36 years. ARE YOUR KIDDING ME?
Just imagine the carbon footprint reduction if we stopped busing the students all over town.
Why not just stop sending all students to the obsolete brick and mortar school-house.
This is the 21st century so why not make the transition to a virtual school.
Imagine the savings of taxpayer dollars, carbon footprint reduction and decreased danger to your children. No more exposure to moldy school rooms. No more crazed kids with guns shooting up their classmates when they get teased too much. No longer would we be offering up a soft target for terrorists. No more teachers unions for our politicians to court or capitulate to. And no more teacher student sex scandals.
The bus has done its job and now that its job is done, it’s time to retire that big yellow bus and move education into the 21st century.
The children will thank you for the removal of those relics on wheels and so will those property owners who pay for the buses, schools, teachers and administration costs.
Can you imagine a new world of education where you won’t have to worry about your child coming home:
- Knocked up
- Beaten up
- Doped up
- Sexually assaulted by a teacher or administrator
- Gang violence
- Getting indoctrinated into the progressive group think
- Getting to school on time
- Getting home at a reasonable hour
I’m sure there are many more things a parent of today could add to this list.
If we choose to go virtual with our schools this nations students could benefit from advancing at their own pace and having the best teachers instructing them via the internet. No longer would students have to suffer through the experience of being taught as a “C” student.
The teaching and learning pace would quicken to the student’s ability to learn. He or she would no long be reigned in by the unwillingness of their fellow students to learn.
The arcane nanny state babysitting school system would finally be over. A new dawn of education will be born and through it a new age of enlightenment.
It’s time to rethink how we are teaching the students of today and how we will be teaching them tomorrow. Clearly this system is broken. Throwing money at the multifaceted problems of our nation’s education system has not and will not provide a solution.
The time has come to reinvent education in America.