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Why proposed improvements to failing schools don’t really work, Part II: Eat Smart!!





Most Central High students didn’t know what hit them when one Monday morning they arrived to find that all the vending machines were gone. Curiously, local traffic cops started ticketing the food vendors’ wagons for minor traffic offences that had always been overlooked in the past. The vendors’ visits became brief, furtive, and much less frequent. Shortly afterward, something or other happened to the microwave ovens at the local variety stores. The students assumed that the administration was behind all this: The goal, they told each other, was to make students eat in the school cafeteria, in order to curtail drug dealing (both real and imagined) and smoking (usually real) off premises.

Yes, the goal was indeed to make the students eat in the cafeteria, but the students were hardly prepared for what happened next:

More. A whimsical look at how a bureaucracy can bring about improvements despite itself …

Perhaps instead of spending billions of dollars trying to find a bandaid for why America's schools are not nearly as strong as they once were, perhaps these brilliant men in the Education 'bureaucracy', as it has now become, should look back to 1963, the last year America's schools were 'top notch', and ask the simple question of 'what occurred in 1963 that caused America's schools to take a downward turn that is has never recovered from?'; The following video shows that the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores for students showed a steady decline, for seventeen years from the top spot or near the top spot in the world, after the removal of prayer from the public classroom by the Supreme Court, (not by public decree), in 1963. Whereas the SAT scores for private Christian schools have consistently remained at the top, or near the top, spot in the world:
The Real Reason American Education Has Slipped – David Barton – video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4318930
You can see that dramatic difference, of the SAT scores for private Christian schools compared to public schools, at this following site;
Aliso Viejo Christian School – SAT 10 Comparison Report http://www.alisoviejochristianschool.org/sat_10.html
Verse and Music:
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Alison Krauss - Down in the River to Pray http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgVL-rBq9Fw

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