To the Editor:
I will start with a quote: "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." And you can Google that to see who said it.
I have just finished reading the article "World's Best Workforce: Job program to aid students," printed in the Dec. 31 edition of the Sentinel.
It appears Gov. Mark Dayton and our Fairmont Schools superintendent, among others, have been listening and possibly repeating some of those lies.
This is nothing more than the same old progressive, socialist program that has been pushed by the teachers unions across the country for years. Once their agenda is exposed, they come up with a new name for the program of indoctrination of parents and students. Then they force the teachers to implement it.
Again, acceptance is accomplished by repeating the lie like this one by the same person that I quoted above. Quote, "The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation."
Superintendent Brown is quoted as saying, "Getting out of high school and going directly into the workforce - those days are gone." And later in the article, it is stated a five-point program will ensure students are prepared for post-secondary education and have developed a career plan. Is this another one of those lies, or does Superintendent Brown or someone in the Department of Education have a crystal ball that tells them what careers will be needed by the time a student has finished their education?
I would suggest a well-rounded education in the basics is the best preparation, and forget the indoctrination of our students in an effort to create little socialist robots.
If you would like to read some information on this subject, go to this URL: dawnkazmierzak.com/workforce-development-the-economics-of-essau/
You can also watch a video at this URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PprP5TCZBRI