Breaking the cycle breaking the cycle of illegitimacy is the answer
Eric LaMont Gregory
David Dodt Sr a Republican candidate for the US Senate in the March Primary contributed the story below.
I put this on my Rush Group and thought I might like to see you're thoughts. In the late 70's there was a morning news show interviewing 2 young men who were the tops of their class in the Washington DC area school system.
They found they had a minute to fill so the woman interviewing them said, (Off SCRIPT) "I hear there are boys in your class that have gotten 2 or more girls pregnant. They must really like girls.
The one young man in a white shirt said, " No they don't like girls. In fact they hate them, actually. They hate their mother, but they can't take out their anger on her because she is working to feed and put clothes on their backs. They are angry because they do not have a father.
So they look at the girls at school and decide which one has potential to become something and make a positive contribution to society. They will do or say anything that will allow them to get her pregnant. Then these boys will walk away and laugh about it.
Later there was a study that showed young boys and girls having the same potential starting in pre-school and up until 3rd grade. Then the fatherless boys start to act up in class and fail their studies. By 6th grade they were missing school, being involved in gangs and drugs.
The dropout rate for these young men is very high. The only hope in breaking the cycle is if these young men attach themselves to a father figure, Math teacher, Science Teacher or Coach.
You see the problem is that they not only hate their mother, they hate women in general, especially women authority figures like Teachers.
(Special attention should also be paid to the fact that this was the era of the beginning of the feminisation of secondary education. What could be worse than to introduce a system that caters to the way girls learn, when you also have boys in the same classes that learn in a different ways. And, due to home circumstances are having a problem dealing with females in general. The reforms that brought this about were heralded as the best way forward for education at the time, but in actuality made outcasts of young boys in the school system. That unruely behaviour was not always a cry for paternal guidance, but a cry for someone to acknowledge that boys learn differently than girls. Or just a cry hoping someone would listen, and those cries went unheard.
Little has changed in our secondary education system since the 1970's, save the fact that by the time our students are ready to enter college today, 60% of those who go into college are female. The lesson to take from this is we have come to grips with the way to educate females from two parent homes. The problem is that women hold up only half the sky.)
So dumping more money on education or paying teachers higher salaries or building new school facilities isn't the answer.
Breaking the cycle of illegitimacy is the answer.
Comment by Eric LaMont Gregory -
There is an initiative to increase participation in ROTC programs in our High Schools. The federal government supplements the salary of any senior military person up to their terminal grade pay level in the military if they will work within the ROTC programs secondary education systems after retirement.
What can be gleened from the 1970 news broadcast transcript above, is that the problems have not changed. If anything, we did not have 60% single head of households then.
Increasing the number of positive role models in our schools is sorely needed. The teachers are doing what they can to act as role moles for the troubled kids, so lets help them by bring the retired military personnel onto our high school campuses.
Ohio has been slow to take advantage of this program, why?