As if it's their job to see that our children "realize their full talent and potential." Just when did my children become the government's responsibility? It seems that Mr. Obama has an entirely different view of the purpose of education than my husband and I do.
"One of the things America has not been clear about is what k-12 is supposed to do...we're saying K-12 is supposed to prepare kids for college and meaningful careers."
"By 2020, all students graduating from high school would need to be ready for college or a career."
"Unless we take action — unless we step up — there are countless children who will never realize their full talent and potential," Obama said during a video address on Saturday.
"The blueprint calls for states to adopt standards that ensure students are ready for college or a career rather than grade-level proficiency..."
The education of children for God is the most important business done on earth. It is the one business for which the earth exists. To it all politics, all war, all litrature, all money-making, (emphasis mine) ought to be subordinated; and every parent especially ought to feel, every hour of the day, that next to making his own calling and election sure, this is the end for which he is kept alive by God--this is his task on earth. ~R.L. DabneyI wonder if being a wife and mommy will be an option.