You want to know my definition of Moral Insanity. My definition of Moral Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but somehow mysteriously expecting the results to be any different. The American Educational System is broken and has been broken for a very long time. As always, there are two major political parties in America, and as always, the two major parties have divergent worldviews about the best practice to educate their populace.
The Democratic Party, aka the Party of Death, continues to suppress attempts at allowing School Choice even in the face of numerous empirical studies that demonstrate School Choice is a far superior choice for our youth. I enumerate in my video School Choice delivers in three profound ways:
1) School choice improves academic outcomes and saves taxpayers money. 2) School choice reduces racial segregation and benefits the poor. 3) School choice increases the quality of public schools.
In an ironic twist, we see time and time again the very Democrats who insist the populace send their children to failing public school NEVER send THEIR children to public schools: Barak Obama's children never went to public schools YET Obama's adamantly opposed school vouchers Hilary Clinton's daughter did not attend public schools, YET Clinton adamantly opposed school vouchers Nancy Pelosi' children did not attend public schools, YET Pelosi adamantly opposes school vouchers Barak Obama's guardians ensured he obtained the best schooling available Michelle Obama's parents fought the Chicago Public School Administration to ensure Michelle attended the best magnet program in the Chicago Public School System.
One has to truly wonder how it is possible that African American Evangelicals continue to align themselves with the Democratic Party to advance political platforms that cripple our inner-cities. America, arguably the greatest nation in the world, ranks 25th out of developed nations when the scores of math, reading, and science are averaged. One of the biggest cross-national tests is the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which measures reading ability, math and science literacy, and other key skills among 15-year-olds in dozens of developed and developing countries every three years. The most recent PISA results, from 2018, placed the U.S. 37th out of 78 countries in Math, 13th in Reading, and 17th in Science. Among the 35 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sponsors the PISA initiative, the U.S. ranked 30th in math and 19th in science in 2015.
The Republican Party, on the other hand, advocates the Principle of Subsidiarity. Subsidiarity is the Principle of social organization that holds that social and political issues should be dealt with at the most immediate (or local) level that is consistent with their resolution. The Republican Party has its problem, as any human enterprise will possess, but I can get behind the Republican Platform in most cases. The Democratic Party Platform I flatly reject in most, if not all, cases concerning issues of moral significance.
In one of my prior YouTube videos, I advanced the argument the culture elites from the Left were "coming after our children." My fellow Evangelicals, make no mistake, this is a war after hears and minds of the next generation. The warning was heralded as far back as 2004; it was then Dr. Albert Mohler wrote an article "America’s Educational Crisis- How Did it Happen." It was in this article that Dr. Mohler detailed the playbook from the Left to change our educational system from one of educating our youth to education being used as a means for social reform. This new paradigm was the brainchild of a radical atheist by the name of John Dewey.
I encourage you to read Dr. Mohler's entire article (https://albertmohler.com/.../americas-educational-crisis...), but I enclose just a small sample of his erudite analysis:
"During the last half of the twentieth century, public schools were transformed from agents of education to agents of social change. The roots of this development go back to the early decades of the century when the philosophy of John Dewey began to shape the education schools and teacher colleges. Dewey, a militant atheist and humanist philosopher were one of the most influential proponents of pragmatism as the American philosophy. In Dewey's view, the schools should become the great engines for producing American citizens.
But Dewey's conception of citizenship was directly at odds with the values held by the vast majority of Americans, and certainly those held by America's parents. Dewey believed that the American experience in democracy--as understood through his radical vision--required that children be stripped of particularity and melded into the great monoculture he and his elitist colleagues would create. At least part of their concern was directed at ethnicity, with successive waves of immigration bringing children into the public-school classrooms."
For all of the legitimate criticism of former POTUS Donald Trump, I can agree with him is what we (African Americans) have to lose by trying something different. Because what we (African Americans) are currently doing IS clearly NOT working.
The United States of America is being outperformed academically by countries like China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, not to mention nations like Poland, Ireland, New Zealand, and Belgium. As the economy becomes more and more globally connected, our subsequent generations will fall further and further behind other nations. This does not bode well for America's future.
Yet, despite this overwhelming evidence, what happens? African American Evangelicals continue to align themselves with the one party that is actively doing everything in their power to block School Choice.
That, my friend, is PURE INSANITY!!!
Education has been and will ALWAYS be the key to economic empowerment. If you want to ensure subsequent generations have no real means for hope, then go right ahead and continue to align yourself with the Democratic Party. As I detail in this video, the quintessential definition of INSANITY is to do the same thing over and over and somehow expect DIFFERENT results.
Let me know how that works out for you. I left the Democratic Party in 1988, and I have not looked back.
My question to YOU: the African American Evangelical, why are you still with this Party of Death?
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