Wise of Foolish?

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Chicago Public Schools cancels classes again Thursday as deadlock with union continues; Trump, Biden press secretary each comment on impasse, reported Trumps solution as follows

“Educate our children in person or give every dollar spent on education directly to the students so they can get out of these failing government schools!” Trump said in a statement.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb to Trump’s solution.

King Solomon

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. (Proverb 14:7)

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 7. Avoid the society of those who cannot teach you. (JFB)

Avoid the company and conversation of ungodly men, when they break forth into foolish or wicked discourses, lest thou either be infected by them, or seem to approve of them. (MP)

What’s My Point?

Trump’s statement while impossible at this time to accommodate 330, 000 public school students, is a viable legal alternative parents should consider because in fact, most politicians and 40 percent of public-school teachers send their own children to private and religious schools now, including Mayor Lightfoot and President Obama.

Perhaps for the same reasons Trump stated, or because their religious values are illegal to be taught in secular religious schools.

In My Opinion

For some reason, in the State o Illinois, it is taboo for most politicians to support school vouchers to allow parents to choose the schools they prefer because they cannot afford to pay two tuitions, one for public schools and one for private schools, even though it is their taxes being used to fund public schools.  

Or they are unaware that it is now possible to do in every State since the former State laws have been ruled unconstitutional.

All they have to do is support legislators in the 2022 election to pass legislation in Illinois for school vouchers which already has been passed in other States.

Sadly though, in the past fifty years in Chicago, the parochial schools have closed because of lack of funds. The result is Trump’s idea is not viable now, however, it would provide hope in the future choices for parents and communities to obtains the same level of education as the parents, same as politicians and 40 percent of public-school teachers have chosen.

Add in my opinion, that if the USA government ever surveyed a comparison of how many convicted criminals in the last 50 years attended a private school vs a public secular school, the results will reveal one of the greatest reasons for crime increasing all over the USA especially in high crime urban areas.

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You Decide

Wise or Foolish?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

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