I ask you to first read "I had to be the Dumbest Person in Room...Why you may ask? I couldn't READ" I ask you to not only read the post. but please READ every link that is provided! Then it's time to ask yourself ...Am I part of the problem or Am I part of the solution?
Thank you David for sharing the true meaning of "Turning the Lights RED", This will be my next post and will be a work in progress. I have already lived the the first 50 years of my life thinking I had to be the dumbest person in the room; I realize now I may never be the smartest person in the room, but I do know the difference between right from wrong! And what has happened to our educational system in America is just WRONG! I will add to David thoughts it's not just learning to read it's also learning to question as well, and never being afraid to say I was wrong in my views or my beliefs.
I spent my time searching for the reasons and causes to why our educational system is broken. I believe it comes down to PROFITS,GREED and POWER pure and simple. Our children from the time they are born are nothing more than a commodity a never ending PROFIT CENTER; here is just one shining example in 2004 Michael Milken yes that one who was pardoned by President Donald Trump on February 18, 2020. Milken was indicted for racketeering and securities fraud in 1989 in an insider trading investigation. This is just one example of a person that has no business being allowed to provide educational services for our children.
I cannot continue this post without bringing up the conflict of interest being allowed in our government. This appointment shows the degree of how powerful positions in our government pay to play are just blatant Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education? I work to connect the dots and follow the money. DeVos investment portfolio included Oh yes stock in Milken $1.1 Billion investment KinderCare! She has now because of ethics investigation will devest from KinderCare. Remember I'm suppose to be the dumbest person in the room and I see this crystal clear?
Although not quite as blatant, but where this mess the modern day privatization of Education and health had it's beginnings Wikipedia excerpt William John Bennett is an American conservative pundit, politician, and political theorist, his who served as Secretary of Education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. He also held the post of Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under George H. W. Bush.
This leads all back to Ronald Regan and to William Bennett who was a key player. We first have to ask ourselves Regan who loathed, hated with a passion welfare and made major cuts (Excerpt: Once elected, Reagan cut a total of $140 billion from social programs, including the elimination of free school lunches for over one million poor children. At the same time, however, Reagan increased defense spending by $181 billion). So now the question is why did he sign the disabilities act in 1984?As a side note as I do this research it is the hauntedly similarities between Regan and Trump right down to "Make America Great Again" which Trump either has stolen or borrowed depending on you point of view that concerns me. I don't like or trust either candidate for President, but if Joe had of used "Make America Great Again" I believe he would have been accused of plagiarism, which he has been very good at. If either of these candidates were even half the man they both think they are. Our country would not be in the mess we're in. May I ask you as mother's and father's would you want your child to grow up to be like either of these men?