President”s Day, from March 20th, 2012!
A major focus during the 2012 Presidential election was on the so called “education problem” in the United States of America. President Barack Obama and “governor” Mitt Romney each vowed improve the performance of American students. I agree that education is extremely important, but there is one problem; the United States of America does not have an education problem.
Our schools are filled with capable and caring instructors, who enter their respective buildings on a daily basis, prepared to educate the future leaders of the free world. Often, most members of the faculty arrive to work early, and leave well after the final bell.
These teachers also spend a great deal of their personal time, preparing lesson plans and grading the work of their students. Obviously, there are some exceptions. I’m not gullible; every teacher isn’t performing at the highest level. There are some instructors who barely do anything, but the majority of teachers are hardworking and caring.
I know what most of you must be thinking. “What the heck is this guy talking about? There is a major problem with the U.S. education system.”
I understand why you would think such a thing, but let me be clear; you are wrong!
I hear all the complaints about overcrowded classrooms and the lack of teaching materials, but that’s a bunch of nonsense. I’ve been in college classrooms with over a hundred students and everyone seemed to find a way to learn.
I will never believe that a classroom with forty, prepared and well-behaved, students cannot learn.
The American students are under-performing compared to their contemporaries around the world, but the problem is not the system. We do not have an education problem; we have a parenting problem!
A teacher can only do so much. Education begins at home, prior to the students attending kindergarten, and then continues inside each household, on a daily basis, whenever students return from school.
Without proper and consistent parenting, teachers will never be able to instruct their students. I would estimate that most teachers spend half of the school day fulfilling the parenting duties that each student is not receiving at home.
There are too many cases of children being raised by their grandparents, because mom and dad are too immature to get their lives in order.
These days, parents are more concerned with sending their child to school, wearing the latest fashion, rather than ensuring that the STUDENT is prepared to receive the day’s lesson.
Children should have the ability to solve basic math problems and read at their current grade level; these are the fundamentals of education. A child should not be able to recite popular and inappropriate songs, while mimicking the overtly sexual dance moves. That’s just bad parenting and a recipe for creating a future dropout.
More to the point, I know there are some parents, who think it’s cute when their child uses profanity, but a foul-mouthed child is one of the biggest parenting failures; a true tragedy.
To sum up my point, It’s pretty basic; if you find that your child “ain’t lurnin’ nuttin’!” The problem is you; not the teacher!
My Interview With Barack Obama, from December 16th!
Normally, I don’t write about holidays, unless I have the day off, but I will make an exception. This post will be about my favorite President. (Maybe you will feel the same way I do!)
I know what many of you must be thinking; as a minority, living in America, my favorite President has to be Mr. 44, Barack Obama. You are wrong. It’s great that Barack became President of these United States of America, but he is not my favorite, although he is high on the list.
“Oh, of course! This is pretty easy; your favorite President is sweet sixteen, Abraham Lincoln, Mr. Emancipation himself.” NO! I am a big fan of Lincoln, but he’s not my favorite. I will definitely put him in the top five.
“I’m not sure who your favorite is, but I know it’s not number 43, George W. Bush.” You’re right; Bush isn’t my favorite, but he also cracks the top five. W is one of my favorites. I don’t really judge presidents by their politics, I just like the ones who make me laugh.
Two other honorable mentions are Number 42, Bill Clinton and number 35 John F. Kennedy. Big Willy and JFK abused their power and got some White House strange. I’m against men cheating on their wives, but if you’re going to be President and run the most powerful country in the world; you’re probably entitled to an intern or two. If you can get a playmate, which I am almost certain is extremely easy for any Head of State, go right ahead and enjoy yourself. (Don’t get married if you plan on cheating; it’s a dumbass move. If you don’t believe me, ask Mr. Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. THAT GUY IS A CERTIFIED IDIOT!)
Now to the moment of truth! My favorite President is number 21, Chester A. Arthur. Not only is he twenty-one, which is the age every young person aspires to be, but I like Chester for a completely different reason. I will never forget that Chester A Arthur is the twenty first President. It all has to do with one of my favorite movies of all time, DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE!
Samuel L. Jackson, I’m sure in between some swears, pointed out that the bomb was at Chester A Arthur middle school in New York City because there were forty two Presidents and he was twenty one which is half. Chester A Arthur is my favorite President because of a movie. Go figure!
***If you take all of the numbers provided above, you’ll probably win the Big Game. Don’t forget to send a couple dollars my way! (For the bonus number, use the number that coincides with your favorite President!)***
Enjoy the day if you have it off; I’ll be working!
Regardless of anyone’s political views, meeting the President of the United States of America is and will always be an honor. This week, Boston Bruins goalie and Stanley Cup Finals MVP, Tim Thomas allowed one to slip past his pads. (Right through the five-hole)
Missing the opportunity to stand at the White House and to allow the President the chance to celebrate your accomplishment should be an honor, but Thomas decided to take the low road and make a political statement.
Instead of being recognized as a hero, Tim Thomas is the nation’s new jackass. Everyone should support his or her political views, but there is a time and a place. The way I see it, Tim Thomas should have missed the start of the Bruins regular season so he could live in a tent and become one of the Occupy Boston ninety-nine percenters.
I’m not clear what he attempted to accomplish with his recent snub, but I’m pretty sure Tim Thomas has displayed the mental acumen to become the party’s next Presidential candidate. In the future, if anyone finds themselves in a position to meet the President, don’t make yourself out to be an ass by turning down the invitation. Tim Thomas is now as un-American as the weird foods that can be seen on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern! (I don’t even think Mr. Zimmern can stomach Tim Thomas’ actions!)
Tim Thomas is an idiot!
Over the years I noticed a troubling trend; there are a great deal of commercials that fail to deliver their message to the American public. From now on, Monday will be designated to pointing out the faults of some of the most popular commercials!
I will also conduct an interview with Barack Obama; sort of!
For Tuesday’s post, I will break down the most nonsensical proverbs!
This week, the Broncos will play against the lowly Chicago Bears; there will be no need for Tebow Time because we will destroy the scrubs!