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Work Ethic

 

What's the best lesson you can teach children?

In my opinion, it's whatever you can teach them that will help them achieve their goals in life. Since our goals that we pursue are accomplished by us and not handed to us, teaching children the value of a solid work ethic is the most important lesson. It's what will sustain them throughout life. Work ethic applies to learning, earning and maintaining, caring for your family, achieving and advancing through life... it covers so many aspects.

I see real danger in this statistic:

The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent - a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. - meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that their lifetime earning potential will be diminished and, combined with the predicted slow economic recovery, their transition into productive members of society could be put on hold for an extended period of time.

And worse, without a clear economic recovery plan aimed at creating entry-level jobs, the odds of many of these young adults - aged 16 to 24, excluding students - getting a job and moving out of their parents' houses are long. Young workers have been among the hardest hit during the current recession - in which a total of 9.5 million jobs have been lost.

And this comes at a time when Obama proposes lengthening the time that kids spend in school.
"Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
Jobs? Unimportant. More school? Why, we'll change society for that.

It's tempting to suggest that more school leads to better jobs. But it's a canard, for two reasons:

  1. Work ethic leads to better study habits, and not the other way around.
  2. How many people actually work in the field of their college major or feel that Anthropology 201 helps them achieve their goals in life?
For me personally, English and Speech classes were my most beneficial classes in college.

School only helps you achieve your goals if you take classes that will be applied later in life.

The best of all worlds is that you learn work ethic and educate yourself. But not in Barry's world. Jobs? Working? That's for chumps.

Today's kids are going to have one hell of a time working to support all the beneficiaries of Obama's proposed policies. It will fall on their shoulders, this debt he wants to add. He's either a complete idiot, or he doesn't care one whit about anybody else.

 


by Brett Rogers, 9/27/2009 10:33:59 AM
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Before they force kids to sit for even longer in failed schools, they need to fix the problem!

No school vouchers = no competition

monopoly = strong teachers union

teaching political correctness instead of a real education = failed schools

D.C. and Chicago have 50% - 75% drop out rates, but they spend almost twice the national average per student! California has the highest paid teachers and the 2nd WORST test scores!!

More money or time in school is not what is needed! COMPETITION between schools is what is needed. Teacher pay and job stability based on merit, not on longevity is what is needed. Get rid of the teacher's union! Get the Fed Gov't out of the classroom!!

Read: "Against School" which was written by an NYC Teacher of the Year

It will break your heart to read how our system is robbing our children of an education that would actually improve their lives... our children are being used as pawns to increase the power of politicians and unions.

http://www.wesjones.com/gatto1.htm

Then, watch: How To Brainwash A Nation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMZGGQ0ERk

Yuri Bezmenov is an ex-KGB agent that gave interviews/lectures in the 1980's where he described in detail how Marxism/Leninism was being disseminated in U.S. public schools through a process called "Ideological Subversion". It describes to a tee what has happened to America over the last 40 - 50 years.

Also, read the American Thinker article: From Russia With No Love

It is an excellent article about the 4 stages of Ideological Subversion. You will recognize all of the tactics... they are being used against us every day.

From Russia With No Love: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/08/from_russia_with_no_love.html


 

 

Posted by Painesright, 9/27/2009 5:52:54 PM



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