Hi Conrad White here with episode 26 of Success Council.
Today we continue looking at some government run industries that may be much better off under the free market system.
In episode 11 and to a lesser extent episode 3 we exposed about just how horrific public education is.
I will just add one little piece of information to that.
Recently, RT.com revealed that in New York City, 80% of High School graduates lack reading or math skills required to get into community colleges.
Children are born with natural curiosity. So it is hard to believe that any parent would want to send their child to a public school and quash that desire, leaving them without basic reading and math skills.
But somehow the evil geniuses in government came up with a way to stomp out children's' natural curiosity.
It is to the point where you really have to have no other choice if you opt to send your child to a government funded school.
What is even more terrifying is how much money the government steals off of you to not educate your child.
In NewYork for example, state education costs tax payers $37,000 per child, per year.
K -- 12 is 13 years of schooling. So New York State spends half a million dollars per child to teach 20% of them to read. Its not hard to see the country is broke.
If you have ever been around an infant, one of their most endearing qualities is curiosity. Their curiosity is seemingly never satiated. It is not until they go to school, and are literally bored to death by a terrible system, that learning becomes a chore.
Public school teaches children to hate learning. Once they have been bored to death, we label them with imaginary diseases like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and drug them into paralysis.
For anyone who thinks their child has ADD, there is very simple test: Let them do something they love. If they stay focused on it, then they have no problem remaining focused or paying attention for long periods of time. These same kids will often lose hours at a time on video games or anything else they love.
ADD is what a terrible school system labels kids who they bore to death rather than admit it is their fault and change their teaching practices.
No wonder there is a huge trend towards home schooling, peer schooling and community schooling.
The free market has provided many options in this realm. I will focus on 2 here.
The first is Kahn Academy. Bare in mind this is a free website that anyone use.
Here is inventor Salmon Kahn explaining.
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