Matthew 7:15-20 King James Version (KJV)
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
As a grandparent, I still believe in keeping abreast of what is going on in the lives of my grandchildren, especially, when it comes to their education.
About a month ago, two of my grandchildren asked my daughter to opt-out of taking the standardize test. She carefully looked into the matter, weighing the good and bad. She determined that her children were worth more than a test score. My daughter therefore granted my grandchildren request.
Living in a state where standardize testing seems to become the norm, the biggest losers of this money-making scam are not the elected officials and private for profit testing companies but the young.
Since American education has gone down considerably over the past thirty years, many want to blame the teachers for students not being prepared to work in the science, technology, engineering and math industry.
The truth of the matter is simply that it is not the teachers who should be held accountable for our children’s lack of substantive education. But, rather, it is the fault of we the people who fail to stand up against politicians who have sold us all a bill of no good when it comes to pushing standardize testing down our young people throats.
If we are investing in our children and grandchildren future, we all have just lost every dime we have put in with higher taxes.
There are some teacher unions throughout the states pushing back on this intrusion of standardize testing which is taking the spirit of learning and turning it into a warehouse conveyor belt full of failure for students from the time they enter kindergarten to when they graduate from high school.
Just as we enter a new age of learning technology, our young are being re-train to be brain-dead when it comes to free and creative thinking.
Can we tell the truth about this situation and be real that the students in America truly are becoming a lost generation, only to be in a position to work in the service industry, serving the one-percenters, who in turn, control all the power.
We who care about our future generation must ask this question.
Are we wimps or warriors?
If history is correct, this millennium is slowly reverberating into the original Gilded Age.
The difference however is that our child labor isn’t in unsafe and unregulated work mills as it was in the 1900s but rather in school districts across the nation.
Are we wimps or warriors?
If we are wimps, then there is no need to fight for the rights of our young.
However, if we are warriors, we need to support the teacher unions who are tired of being bound by superficial standardize testing that will not reap our young the opportunities needed to be educated and contributors to society.
We can change things.
Are you a wimp or a warrior?
Over the summer, make a plan to stand for the rights of your children and grandchildren to be taught and not tested.
In Him Alone
The Counterfeit Christian
2015 The Year of Our Lord