Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Media for Obama

See the article here

ABC will be allowing the government to use its broadcasting for an entire day to introduce the idea of socialized healthcare... There will be no opposing views heard.

What is the main problem with this?
After all, ABC can do whatever they want ?right? Freedom of speech, right? They don't have to include the views of the Republicans, right?

Maybe the problem is that the President is banking on the fact that most of America doesn't care about what is going on in the world outside the walls of their living room. He is counting on them turning on the TV and listening all day long to ABC and never hearing the bad. Then when socialized healthcare really starts, the American public will just say, "oh yeah, I think I saw something on the news about that."

The art of debate is non-existent. The age of logic is over. It's time to lay your pretty heads on the couch, switch on the tube and let your mind absorb the "gospel" according to the government. Night, night.

Talk about this with people, write to the newspaper. WAKE UP! EDUCATE yourselves and everyone else. Don't let them do this to you.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Education by Obama

On, there is a nice little outline (3 points) to reform our educational system.

First of all, he wants to hire an "army" of qualified teachers and use "innovative" ways to reward them for doing well.

Does anyone else feel like the problem isn't really with the teachers, necessarily?
American kids can't read. We use the "look and say" (recognition) method in public schools rather than phonics. Isn't learning the 26 letters and how they sound a no-brainer?

And he wants an innovative way to reward the teachers? Like what? Money? candy bars?
How about respect for their job? Oh wait, we can't put that in the budget...

He also wants to make sure that kids go on to do at least a year of college or job training. In other words, he wants to produce kids that work or want to work. Kids that want to give a little to the economy. What about producing kids who love to learn. Kids who are taught at a young age that what they are learning isn't just so that they can get a job, but so that they can find fulfillment in life and find beauty and truth and goodness. Oh wait, that can't really be translated into dollars either.

Any ideas on reform that actually make sense?