6 thoughts on “Good public education made America Great…


    “if a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be. the functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty & property of their constituents. there is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” Thomas Jefferson to his friend Charles Yancey, January 6, 1816. https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/03-09-02-0209

  2. 4therecord says:

    The President was recently asked in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” why he has claimed that children are taught in schools to hate their country.
    Trump responded, according to a transcript of the interview by saying, “I just look at — I look at school. I watch, I read, look at the stuff. Now they want to change — 1492, Columbus discovered America. You know, we grew up, you grew up, we all did, that’s what we learned. Now they want to make it the 1619 project. Where did that come from? What does it represent? I don’t even know.”
    ‘Fox News Sunday’ with Chris Wallace on July 19, 2020 https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transcript-fox-news-sunday-interview-with-president-trump

  3. Santayana says:

    “Under our leadership, the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant to support the development of a pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history. (Applause.)
    …Today, I am also pleased to announce that I will soon sign an Executive Order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. It will be called the “1776 Commission.” (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. It will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history and make plans to honor the 250th anniversary of our founding. Think of that — 250 years.” President Trump, White House Conference on American History, September 17, 2020.

    “A reform of particular importance is that which ought to take place in the present methods of teaching history. Scarcely any other people are made to study as much of history as the Germans, and scarcely any other people make such a bad use of their historical knowledge. If politics means history in the making, then our way of teaching history stands condemned by the way we have conducted our politics. But there would be no point in bewailing the lamentable results of our political conduct unless one is now determined to give our people a better political education.” Adolph Hitler, “Mein Kampf” (1925) https://cupola.gettysburg.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1784&context=student_scholarship

  4. Rudolf Flesch says:

    “The plaintiffs in a lawsuit over educational resources in New Mexico filed a request with the First Judicial District Court on Wednesday to order the state to provide computers and high-speed internet access to thousands of at risk students who lack tools for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    An estimated 23 percent of the New Mexico population lacks broadband internet service, according to the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP).” https://nmpoliticalreport.com/2020/12/16/yazzie-martinez-plaintiffs-file-with-the-court-to-request-it-mandates-the-state-address-remote-learning-issues/
    New Mexico ranks last in U.S. public education https://wallethub.com/edu/e/states-with-the-best-schools/5335

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