While many still hold to the ‘sacred cow’ idealism of the public (Government) school (indoctrination) system, the fact is that it is a tool of Godless propaganda which will lead to the destruction of the culture. Oops. I think it already has led to that destruction.
Nevertheless, the lessons taught in government schools have been very effective in demoralizing the American population into thinking (among many other destructive untrue things) that we, the human race, have ‘descended’ ( or are we really ascending ?) from the apes, visa vis the hoax of Darwinian evolution. More on that at another time.
For now I want to share with you the evils of the government schools from an economic vantage point. In an article taken from Gary North posted recently at Covenant News.com the author argues dollars and cents, that keeping the public schools open makes no sense.
This [the abolishing of the public schools] will not be done. It will not be done because Americans do not really want major spending cuts. To demonstrate my point, let us consider America’s sacred cow, tax-funded education. According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s Factbook, the United States spends about 5.3% of gross domestic product each year on education. If that estimate is accurate, this means about $750 billion a year. The United Nations estimate places the figure of 5.7% of GDP. That would mean expenditures in the range of $800 billion a year. If we assume that about 80% of these expenditures are funded by governments at various levels, we are talking something in the range of $600–$650 billion a year.
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north853.html
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