Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
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The state ownership of children will improve education, society


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Parenting is not easy. With both parents working, keeping up with their social media and placing their children in many extracurricular activities, there is little time for them to have a life of their own. Parents are having a difficult time prioritizing and making time to do their parental duties.

Today the reality is modern children are basically being raised by our federally controlled education system. Seventeen and a half million students receive free or reduced-price lunch each day at school. There are numerous before, after and evening school programs that are taxpayer financed. The government wants children to be in their schools longer than they are at home.

This time of an extraordinary increase in our governmental safety net has made it advantageous to enlarge these programs to include all American citizens. The economy of scale allows for the government to more cheaply provide services than can families. The government’s financial flexibility gives each child equality and opportunity in his world.

Children benefit from the generosity of our central government more than from families. The continued rapid growth of government will produce a country where there will no longer be a difference in finances, nutrition, parental motivation or education level for any child. Privileged children will be all students. The playing field will be leveled for all children giving the state a free hand to better manage them. The state is more effective in arranging students to be cogs in a wheel to better serve.

Schools can more efficiently utilize their existing facilities. The government could extend the school day and year. It could extend the meal programs to weekends to allow everyone the same healthy meals. The weekdays can be extended into the nights.

Even though the positive effects of the Head Start preschool program disappear by the third grade, the government should continue to indoctrinate children and begin even earlier. New infant-toddler programs would allow the state to scientifically train and select children for maximum utilization for the state. The state will place the best people in positions to build a superpower nation.

We have increased three fold the funding of education since 1970 and spent more than any other nation in the world, except Switzerland, although there has been no improvement. Experts agree with the need to make a greater investment in our children’s education. Not until American children belong to the state will schools receive sufficient funding to provide real, quality education.

As MSNBC reporter Melissa Harris-Perry has stated, “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.”

Americans should remember the great results of the Soviet Union, People’s Chinese Republic and Cuba’s fantastic ability to equally and fairly educate all the children of their nation. We have no other alternative but to follow their successful lead.

The collective good motivates us to present the children to the state. They will be snatched from the incompetent hands of parents. This will encourage us to make a larger investment in our schools. The family is an obsolescent idea that is dying a quick death.

Each child will have a bright future belonging to the state. Government controlling the children will lead us forward toward a world where equality, fairness and peace will prevail. More productive mind controlling education techniques will enhance and streamline the functioning of our institutions.

Every citizen will be told what he must do to aid the state. No longer will false property rights of parents over children stand in the way of government establishing a utopian society. This society will be implemented by the scientific, educational child development from cradle to grave.

We will deserve the total destruction of our families, traditional moral values and freedom if we accept this above propaganda.


Dr. Maglio is an author and owner/director of Wider Horizons School, a college prep program. You can visit Dr. Maglio at www.drmaglio.com.

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