Education today is not the privilege of the few, but on the contrary it is mandatory for people one and all. Educational equality is the new slogan of the government. How far this slogan is being brought into action is the question asked by many. Today women are not just restricted to household work and cooking for her family, today, it's all about empowerment of women.
A woman is the flag bearer of a society. It is she who gives birth to the future of the world. She is responsible for rearing her children and giving them an opportunity to grow up in a healthy and positive environment. In order for her to this, the most important thing she needs is education. A mother is the child's first teacher. Without her being educated how will she educate her children?
Not only this, it is necessary to educate women so that they can provide a safe and healthy life to herself as well as her child. It is important to educate her so that she can take an active part in supporting the economy of the world.
Benefits Of Educating A Woman:
1.Decrease the mortality rate of women and children: females who are educated are more aware of health and hygiene. They are more likely to go for proper medical treatments and precautions to avoid disease and infections. This will improve the immunity of mother and child and decrease the mortality rates to a great extent.
2.Reduction In Population: educated women are more likely to take birth control measures like pills, abortion, etc. they are more aware of family planning, safe pregnancy, and late motherhood. This will help in reduction of female fertility rates.
3.Protection Against HIV and AIDS: literate women are less likely to be affected with this dangerous disease. They are aware of safe sex practices and use of condoms, which can help them avoid HIV and AIDS.
4.Adding To The World Economy: women who are educated can participate in increasing the economy rate of the world and improving the financial conditions.
But, the moral and cultural aspects of education aren't the only casualties of our public schools. Basic education is as well. Since the 1960s, we have seen most key measures of competence declining. Math, reading, writing, history, social studies and geography have all suffered. Of the 74.9% (2007-08 data) of those who do graduate from high school, many can't make change, can't read at an eighth grade level, and couldn't name the three branches of government, let alone understand the meaning and beauty of our Constitution.
Among the teachers unions, the NEA is the behemoth organization, and is, in fact, the largest professional organization and largest labor union in the U.S., with over 3.2 million members. It has a staff of over 550 and a budget of some $307 million (2006-07). Besides what I think are the known criticisms of this group regarding stances on merit pay, charter schools, home schooling opposition, school vouchers, tenure and impediments to dismissing under-performing teachers, lies another equally problematic issue, that being their ideological and political leanings and advocacy.
It is this latter area that speaks to the curriculum taught in our schools, which in turn defines the output - simply what and how our kids think as they exit the system.
If you look to the organizations the NEA aligns itself with, and supports financially and otherwise, the following entities are high on their giving and influence list: The Center for American Progress, Media Matters, ACORN (before their demise), the National Council of LaRaza, The Tides Foundation and Amnesty International. You may note a common interest among several of these groups and George Soros. None of these organizations, nor Mr. Soros, hold America in much esteem. Their values are actually near polar opposites to those espoused by the Founders. And what our public schools teach reflects their views and outlook. Seems like a recipe for disaster for the Republic so many of us hold dear.
I wish I could offer up some silver bullets to change the course of public education in America, I can't. How to unravel some of these unholy alliances, I don't know. Fixing the textbooks and what is taught is a huge challenge, and again no easy answers. Retaining great teachers and firing the inept - that should be easy, but its not.
I believe it was in 1959 that Wisconsin (an historic stronghold of progressives) became the first state to allow collective bargaining and unions for public sector workers, and so the onslaught began. This was a major turning point for our country. The NEA (and other public sector unions) support the politicians that support them and their agenda, and then the legislators enact laws to strengthen the unions and provide funding to support their causes. The new circle of life in America - and education.
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