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Sunday, February 27, 2005

H.S. Education Obsolete 
Governors Work to Improve H.S. Education

In what may come to a surprise for education bureaucracies and teachers unions everywhere, an assessment of the current state of high school education by the nation's governors determined that the system is woefully inadequate. In the same article, Bill Gates, of Microsoft, calls the current system "obselete."

Although the article doesn't address the cause of these problems, I will venture a few guesses. Could it be that these schools are teaching touchy-feely liberal courses, such as feminist studies, instead of core subjects, such as math? Could it be that the NEA and its affiliated local teachers' union chapters are hindering any move towards change, such as school choice, that doesn't fit into their base self interests? Could it be that the socialist leanings of most high school teachers actually influence the students in the classroom, turning them against such terrible institutions as "corporations" and concepts such as "free market capitalism"?

Unfortunately, the answer is "yes" to all of the above.
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