Obama Threatens Mount Hood

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on September 27, 2009 8:40 pm

If you haven’t already heard, Obama has now stated publicly that kids need to stay in school longer!  I don’t want to get on a rant here but, huh!  New Zealand?  Mount Hood?  How about skiing until July 4th at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort?

By show of hands, how many people think that our education system is working well?  I think you have to make the education system better as opposed to longer.  We live in a nation where home schooled kids knock it out of the park compared to the publically educated ones.  You can’t go long on the product until you fix the product.

We are mired in a legacy based education system that is in dire need of overhaul as opposed to forcing our youth to spend more time in it.  Kids need to ski, snowboard, play tennis, play the piano, run and just be plain be kids.  Obama says that our kids need to spend more time in school to compete against the rest of the world.  Compete in what?  Is there a big international spelling test?

Kids will have their whole lives to have a job.  I question whether we should make them have one in the beginning.  Kids need more activities.  Not more schooling.