Thursday, October 8, 2009

The 5000 Year Leap

The educational framework in this country needs a new paradigm. We certainly throw a lot of money at education. Yet year after year we graduate young adults that can barely read, cannot put together a coherent paragraph, and who have no knowledge of the founding of the United States. In one high school I know of they spent five weeks on a “me project” in health class meant to build self esteem. Five weeks of cutting pictures out of magazines to make a “me collage” and making a stress ball out of a balloon filled with flour. When I was in school this might possibly have been a second grade project, but certainly not something for the high school level. At the same time the students do not know what the Alamo was and cannot name our first president.

There is a book that every American citizen should read. It is called The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen. Instead of spending those precious 5 weeks on a silly self esteem class why not spend it on learning something truly important and relevant. This book should be required reading for every high school and college student. Every adult who did not learn these things in school needs to read this book. The author has thoroughly researched the thought processes, studies, and the considerations that the founding fathers took into account when they were building the foundation of this country. If this is something that you have not learned and if you know something is deeply wrong with the USA but you don't know what, then you need to read this book. Get this book, read it and then share it.

Read more about it here: The 5000 Year Leap

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