Lakota is Losing Students: The destruction of the American Family
It was not a surprise to me when a recent study presented to the Lakota School Board revealed that in the upcoming 4 years that student enrollment at the 8th largest school system in Ohio will drop by 1,040 students—otherwise 6.1%. That information is not new and was in fact covered here at the OW nearly a year ago. I also don’t mind revealing at this early time that it is the results of that study which will be our primary strategy in the upcoming levy attempt in 2013. At Lakota, which is the public school in my home district, they know that Governor Kasich is not taking away all their state money, and they know that their student enrollment will drop noticeably in the immediate years to come meaning the workforce of nearly 2000 employees who make an average of $63K per year will have to be reduced in relation to the student population. It should be a foregone conclusion that Lakota could balance their budget without tax increases. But it is not this information that I wish to focus on at this time—rather the reckless results of progressive based education models and their idiotic strategy for social construction that is even more fascinating. Read more about the study as it was presented to the school board at the link below:
In the study Jerome McKibben made a compelling argument when he said “This isn’t a Lakota problem or a Cincinnati problem or a Ohio problem, we see this trend in successful suburban school districts all across America.” He went on to present the finer details of his analysis.
Population in school district -
- Has increased from 74,433 in 2000 to 94,639 in 2010
- Is projected to grow to 100,516 by 2020
- Number of 10-14 teens is projected decrease from 8,266 in 2010 to 7,320 in 2020
- The median age is projected to go up from 36.9 in 2010 to 40.7 in 2020
- Ages 50+ are projected to go up from 26,729 in 2010 to 36,264 in 2020
McKibben cited that districts similar to Lakota have high graduation rates, high rates of students going to college, and high rates of graduates leaving their hometown. “They don’t marry the boy or girl next door,” McKibben said. “They marry the boy or girl in the next dorm.” McKibben also said that the fastest growing household type in this area over the next ten years will be empty-nesters. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
I don’t dispute what McKibben said in the least. But I think we should expand on the notion of the boy next door who goes to Lakota and is successfully urged to go to college and marry the girl in the next dorm—who then settles in a big city in some far away land beyond the realm of small town Lakota. I think the situation is far more complex than that.
The birth rates are lower these days as a direct result of public education’s platform of easy sex without consequences. Public schools have been teaching children sex education earlier than the fifth grade so as a result children well before they even hit puberty are thinking about sex and using birth control to avoid pregnancy. In addition to that public schools have also been very supportive of same-sex relationships which is quite extraordinary given the statistical results of such relationships to the bottom line of tax bases. The government school instruction is like everything progressive–people are born a certain way and have no control over their thoughts and feelings—making them eternal victims always in need of some sort of government assistance—whether it is civil rights protection or laws making opportunities equal to them beyond discrimination. Government is ceaseless in their sales pitches for their services. The progressive instruction that has been given to two decades worth of American children is that actions do not have consequences, and as a result we have entire generations of children who do not believe that if they have a baby out-of-wedlock that it is their responsibility to care for that child. They believe they can put the child on welfare to cover the costs of raising the child. They also believe that same-sex relationships can be as productive as traditional relationships, and the results are beginning to show up in statistical analysis like the McKibben study.
When a school system like Lakota begs for more money due to their teacher’s union contract that is coming due in 2014—so they can pay their teachers even more money—they forget who pays the bill and what kind of people make up a community’s most productive. Tax payers who must pay the salaries of teachers haven’t in many cases seen a pay increase of any kind since Obama has been president. School administrators are assuming that there will be enough homes in a district to pay their enormous tax bills and that the desire to pay will never diminish. But as I indicated the other day, more and more homes are being foreclosed on as families trying to make ends meet are falling into dire straits in an economy that does not favor them. Tax payers are tapped out, leaving very little income for families to even pay their cable TV bills with, so they are slowly eroding away into foreclosure.
Most of the time with financial hardship comes the divorce of a couple and the breakup of a family. Public schools like that statistic because the education institutions fancy themselves as caretakers of community’s children anyway so broken families strengthen their social beliefs that government is the center of a family, not the parents—but their thoughts are short-sighted. Without a family struggling to pay their bills and raise their families in a community, there aren’t enough people who desire to send their children to public schools and pay those extraordinary taxes on their property for the rest of their lives. Compound that short-term problem with the progressive strategy of supporting same-sex relationships and another issue emerges. A gay couple cannot produce a child. They can adopt a child, but they cannot do as traditional America has and pop out 6 or 7 children from one woman who would then grow up and become productive members of their communities. Progressive education instead has taught young people to wait until their 30’s to have children and once they do, they only have a one or two. While these young people are waiting to grow up, they spend their time in apartments in urban environments and spend many years experimenting sexually to “find themselves” which is a reckless waste of time for a young person. The result of this “unproductive” period means that families are not being created—which means that the tax base is not being replenished—meaning that Lakota and many public schools do not have enough tax payers with kids in the school system to buy into their product.
The people on the opposite side of the table from me on this issue, the blind school levy supporters will say that they are forced to teach what “The State” deems necessary for the curriculum and they have no choice but to follow the progressive agenda and the bi-product of that commitment. Their common response to me is that it’s “bigger than all of us,” meaning that they feel they are too insignificant to make any kind of meaningful impact, so why try. Well my answer to them is the same one that I utter here continuously in what school board member Julie Schaffer calls my “rants.” Most of the laws that Lakota claims they have to adhere to were shaped by labor union lobbyists and dim-witted politicians who secretly look for middle age love in bathroom stalls with same-sex partners or hang out at rest stops looking for a quick hit from an over the road trucker missing his wife. Who are these types of people to judge a young child who wants to experiment sexually, so progressive sex education finds its way into public school curriculums, and administrators go right on along with it because where else can they make six figure incomes just for showing up and sipping coffee half the morning in the teacher’s lounge. The school employees put up and shut up, and do what they are told, and never question their reality.
The problem is much more complex than Jerome McKibben’s report analyzed fully. Public education is a victim of their own stupidity and short-sighted world view. They spent years trying to tear down the American family with social engineering experiments that belong in the nightmarish novel Brave New World rather than in the lives of our children and they caused their own destruction with progressive strategy. The boy next door who moved away to California after he married the passed-out girl in the dorm next door after half a dozen other boys had their way with her incapacitated body wait another 7 years to have children so they can put the memory of their “wild college days” behind them. By the time the couple decides to have children, they only have two before the woman hits menopause and loses the ability all together. This number goes down even more if the boy next door moves in with a boy from New York and they conduct a 15-year relationship marching in gay pride parades with colorful outfits wearing flowers in their hair. The anal sex the two conducts in their lives will not produce a child, so while the couple live it up in their urban apartment, children are not a part of their lives, meaning they most likely won’t buy a 200K home in the suburbs—unless they work for government in some way and can afford it.
So thanks to progressive philosophy most homes in suburban school districts like Lakota will not have children in them—and the owners of those homes won’t be willing to pay over $3,000 to $5,000 dollars a year in property taxes to cover the collective aims of only 15% of the community’s total population. The funding model for public education is falling apart before their very eyes and it is their own mistakes that created it. That is why it is so much fun to fight public schools on these school levies, because the education institutions are arrogant enough to ignore these facts and prove how ill prepared they are to deal with statistics preferring the flighty fantasies of progressive social engineering over the logic of thought one hundred percent of the time. They are the architects of their own destruction and always defend themselves behind the backs of children, which makes them deplorable and a delight to expose.
If you haven’t watched them yet, please do watch the videos above for support information. It is important to understand this changing world. All kidding aside, this is a serious matter. That last video is a real eye-opener.