Would You Rather Have Attended America’s Public Schools In 1968 Or Today? (Video)

Everybody pretty much agrees that public education in the United States is in a really bad place right now.  Test scores are falling, graduation rates in many of our largest cities are depressingly low, and there is way, way too much violence in our schools.  But in order to understand just how far we have fallen, we need to go back and look at videos of what conditions were like in our classrooms before everything started falling apart.  For example, the following video contains footage from a high school classroom in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1968…

The first thing that I want to point out about that video is the teacher.

He has a suit and tie on, and he is well groomed.

When was the last time that you saw a teacher in any of our public schools with a suit and tie on?

Another thing that struck me is that he didn’t have to struggle to control his class.  He respected his students, and they respected him.  This sort of mutual respect is almost entirely absent from our classrooms at this point.  Today, a large percentage of our high school students have the emotional maturity of toddlers, and a lot of that has to do with the way that they were raised.

As I watched the video above, I was amazed at how coherently the students in the video could answer the questions that the teacher was asking.  These young students were bright, articulate and it is obvious that many of them were well prepared for a college environment.

So why can’t our system of public education be like this today?

Over the decades, millions upon millions of normal people have left the public school system behind.  Private schools have popped up all over the country, and more Americans are homeschooling their children than ever before.

As a result, crazed leftists often dominate our public schools, and this is particularly true in heavily blue states and heavily blue cities.

So if you put your kid into a public high school today, that child may end up with teachers like this one

Of course a lot of the students are crazed leftists as well.

Of course a lot of the students are crazed leftists as well.

As a society, we are capable of doing so much better than this.

But if we stay on the road that we are currently on, it will only end in disaster.

Correctly educating the next generation is of vital importance to the future of our society, and right now we are failing very badly.

Do you think that it is still possible to turn things around?

Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

Cross-posted with Sons of Liberty Media


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Michael Snyder

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years. Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog. Michael and his wife, Meranda, believe that a great awakening is coming and are working hard to help bring renewal to America. Michael is also the author of the book The Beginning Of The End

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