To continue on from my first vlog when I said I would tell you a little about myself. I am married to a wonderful woman Chemene and have two boys and a girl and 2 grandchildren. I am a retired teacher of 22 years, was forced to retire early.
I ran for U. S. Congress in 1998 & 2000 and learned a great deal; my openness concerning our failing education system caused the educational leaders in Nevada to badger me in several ways. During this time I wrote a couple of books about our failing education system naming names and they ultimately suspending me and finally terminated me the week my book was released. Of course I fought this termination and easily was vindicated; however after going back to work I could see their harassment was not going to cease, so after serious contemplation my wife and I thought it best I retire. Since then I have spoken to numerous groups about what is taking place in America’s classrooms and the importance of reverting “Back to the Basics.”
I have innovative ideas on how to turn our education system into the success it once was. And believe it or not it is quite simple. Remember what I said about evil being a magician… well no one is talking about the overload of subjects we are teaching in our public schools which is truly one of the major causes of its demise.
We place more importance on Sex Ed than we do math; the myth of global warming verses the proper way to teach reading; the misguided teaching of tolerance rather than truth about the real history of America.
We need simplify the curriculum back to the basics. Teach Reading (Phonically only), Writing (teaching Cursive again), Math (without calculators until at least middle school) and the TRUE history of this great country (if we sincerely desire our children to respect America, we better start teaching the truth of its foundation and the greatness of our Founding Fathers and of course Physical Education should be an equal part.
The best way for our youth to learn about America and its Constitution is when we are teaching how to read, the primers should be the Federalist Papers, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.
Doing this will teach our children the REAL intentions of each of our amendments.
Jim Blockey REALEDAID looking forward to spending a lot of time with you. God Bless