The school system is part of the government. We elect the government, therefore it is under our control.
However the government is usually co-opted by the rich to do their own bidding, but that's the fault of our campaign finance system, not a result of marxists or anything insane like that.
If you want to fix our schools (or anything else in america), then you have to fix campaign finance, which currently is just legalized bribery.
#7 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2016-11-30 06:50 PM | REPLY | FLAG:
"We elect the government, therefore it is under our control." Are you kidding me, how naive. We elect, in the words of my anarchist brother, slave masters.
We have very, very little control. Our school systems suck because there is no state autonomy. The federal government bureaucrats, most politicians on both sides of the aisle, and unions control almost every aspect of K-12 education, and THEY ARE MARXISTS control freaks.
If each individual state has total control of its school system, at least one of them would try the "kick-ass" Finland model of education. Another state seeing a noticeable improvement in education would then follow suit. Each state thereafter, tweaking and experimenting with the model to optimize it for its local constituents. That's why we have 50 states, that's why states rights matter, that is why the Feds have no busy in education.