Thursday, March 23, 2006

Majoring in Socialism

Florida is all set to be the first state to pass a law requiring incoming freshman to declare a major just like college students. As I said in my post, "Pick Your Major" This is NOT about what's best for the children but what is best for the state. Picking a "career path" is a path toward socialism and "fourth purpose schooling". The state views our children as a commodity for their best interests. Here's what one supporter of the plan had to say,

This is an excellent example of connecting the workforce system's demand side with the education system's supply side, said Curtis Austin, President of Workforce Florida, Inc. "The result is a winning proposition for businesses who need access to a highly qualified workforce."
The law of supply and demand with your child as the resource. This may be a winning proposition for business but what about the children? Oh, that's right they're a workforce now.This development should concern anyone no matter how they educate their children.

Dennis Prager wrote a piece for Townhall earlier this week, What Socialism Does:
Socialism teaches its citizens to expect everything, even if they contribute nothing. Socialism teaches its citizens that they have a plethora of rights and few corresponding obligations -- except to be taxed. Under socialism, one is not only liberated from having to take care of oneself; one is also liberated from having to take care of others. The state will take care of me and of everybody else.
Governor Bush's "Ready to Work" initiative is one more step in our country's decline toward socialism. We now have the state and its agents in the schools involving themselves in "helping" our children decide what they want to be when they grow up. And not only that force them to decide by the ninth grade!

It is none of the state's business what my child or any child wants to be when they grow up. They don't need to know nor should children be forced to tell them. This is social engineering with the goal of tailoring the children toward the needs of the state. The whole goal of education from the state's perpsective is to get a job to compete in the global economy. Parents is that why you educate your children? If not then why are your children in their schools?

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