As most of you no doubt have heard, several students at a school in California were kicked out for wearing American flags on Cinco De Mayo. The state or our education is that most kids don't even know what Cinco de Mayo is (La Battalia de Puebla) or that the French went on to conquer Mexico City.
"Many people regard Cinco de Mayo as a celebration of resistance to imperial power. If only that were so. The events of that day didn't prohibit the French from turning Mexico into their Latin American playground. Mexicans taste the French legacy every morning in their pan dulce and tortas. Teenagers listlessly practice it in quinceañera waltzes. Men yelp their approval to our French conquerors whenever the mariachi violins begin their pizzicato coda."- Gustavo Arellano
I could go on and on ad nauseum about the miserable state of our education system but I fear it is all going according to plan… This plan:
The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother's care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.-Karl Marx
How could we go from this:
When we once had this: