Are We Finally Fed Up with Public Education?

2021 May 3
by bc3b

A poll taken recently in California shows that nearly 70% of parents would choose private, religious or charter schools over public schools if given the choice.

Of course, the percent of parents in California dissatisfied with public education is likely far higher than most states for several reasons.

The first is many California schools have remained closed while most of the country’s schools have open for several months. Catholic schools and other private schools have been open for in-person instruction throughout the 2020-21 school year. Michigan’s public schools have been open since late February. While my daughter (who teaches third grade in a public school) and most of her fellow teachers were excited to be back in the classroom, teachers in places like California and Chicago and their unions have been fighting to keep schools closed. Bridget estimates that Zoom and Google Classroom are only about 30% as effective as in-person teaching. There have been no massive outbreaks of COVID-19 in Catholic or private schools.

Another reason is public schools (particularly in places like California and Chicago) have a leftist agenda. That is one of the major reasons why people under 40 embrace social change over morality that has existed for thousands of years. They readily accept that up is down, hot is cold and wet is dry over rational thought.

A new poll showed that nearly 70% of California parents would not choose traditional public school for their children, instead opting for private, religious, or charter schools.

The survey, which was published Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), asked California parents what type of school they would choose to send their children to if cost and location were not an issue.

The most popular option was private schools, with 42% of California parents saying they prefer to send their child to a private school. 31% said they would choose traditional public schools, 14% said they would choose charter schools, and 13% said they would send their children to a religious school.

Just 9% of adults and 6% of public school parents said that they would give their local public schools a letter grade of “A.” 32% of adults and 44% of public school parents said that they would give the schools a grade of “B.

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  1. 2021 May 3 8:52 am
    bc3b permalink

  2. 2021 May 3 9:45 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Watch this — — Now the gent from DownUnder is a bit on the tense side, but the real info is in the YTD commodities tables he shows.

    If you are not positioned already, the inflation is going to hit hard folks. Lithium up 93%! Should have bought that one.

  3. 2021 May 3 10:11 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Here is some recent stats on online learning. Summary: If the student is a self motivated type or the classic ‘A’ personality type, online is for you! Everyone else — find a more traditional setting.


    Had three classes this semester.

    Class A — everyone passed all with high marks. They were in their last semester so they were seasoned students even though they did not start as a online student. 8/8 (the chaff has been weaned….)
    Class B — A second semester very tough course. Of those that did not make the mark it was not by a manner of inches but a failure to launch. Overall second semester is hard all round. 3/8
    Class C — First semester class is quite easy if one has had any exposure at all to a computer. Again a lot of failures to launch. 6/16

    Are all the flunking students ‘dumb’? Some are, but the majority to my estimation have not learned some primary skills:

    * Set a schedule. Work a plan and stick to it.
    * Self control. Many is the time that a student confesses they were up till 3am playing computer games.
    * How to learn. Simply has not been taught to them.

    Prediction: The higher education system is going to become bifurcated. Top schools with an online program will eventually see those students being offered higher starting pay. Why? Because it shows to an employer that the individual demonstrates the above *skills* in spades. They have conquered the work/life matrix.

  4. 2021 May 3 10:12 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Tsk. Why bother? Just call up the local BLM chapter and they will provide you a burning Target store for free. 🙂

  5. 2021 May 3 10:14 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    School Choice will be on the ballot in CA in ’22 if the Initiative can get enough signatures (they plan to start this Fall).

  6. 2021 May 3 10:18 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    The waste, graft and fraud generated by our gov’ts local and federal is just amazing.
    From our school district.


    During On-Campus Learning, all meals offered on campus will be free to ALL students. Breakfast and lunch meals will be offered on a daily basis in the cafeteria for all on-campus students. To provide appropriate physical distancing and increased safety measures, all meals will be grab and go style.

    For students that do not attend school on campus, and choose to continue distance learning, meal pick up continues to be on Wednesdays of every week from Cupertino, Homestead and Fremont High school. Meal service times are 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Meal offering will include 7 days of breakfast and lunch meals. This option is available to anyone in the community with school-aged students, regardless of school or district of attendance. Please refer to our website for on-campus and drive thru meal service menu.

    1) same message repeated in Spanish and Mexican in the original email.
    2) no ID is needed. the student doesn’t need to come themselves, anyone can pick up for them.
    no one will ask for proof of who you are, or proof of having a school-age child, or proof of need, just simply a give-away

  7. 2021 May 3 10:22 am
    drdog09 permalink


    They are doing that here too. Fact there are some districts that are providing 3 meals a day. Which begs the question “who is the parent”?

  8. 2021 May 3 11:18 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    This ethereum run up keeps going. Almost moving in unnatural manner.
    Market cap closing on 1/2 trillion.

    The way its going its going to a trillion dollar coin by end of week.

  9. 2021 May 3 11:40 am
    drdog09 permalink

    ethereum should have beat BTC sometime ago. Its as much programmable app as it is a coin.

  10. 2021 May 3 11:44 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    SpaceX boss Elon Musk says failed NASA exercise proves ‘we need larger and more advanced rockets’

  11. 2021 May 3 11:45 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Grayscale has an investment trust that you can buy that holds ethereum. ticker ETH

  12. 2021 May 3 11:51 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Four astronauts arrive back to Earth via Space X this morning

  13. 2021 May 3 12:08 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  14. 2021 May 3 2:17 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “A good start”
    “This story is from February of this year, but I just noticed it now. These numbers are staggering.
    … Many of these jobs will never return as campuses struggle to identify efficiencies in the face of declining enrollment”

    “Thousands of student services workers have seen their jobs eliminated as in-person services have been replaced by less comprehensive virtual support. Thousands of adjunct faculty members have seen their courses canceled and their paychecks eliminated as programs are consolidated and courses move online. Now, as the crisis deepens, even tenured faculty are on the chopping block.”

  15. 2021 May 3 2:30 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Funny that, so far our registration counts for summer are down. But we on the other hand are hiring.

  16. 2021 May 3 2:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well, well, Gates to be divorce raped by wife of 27 years. LD has the lede.

  17. 2021 May 3 2:33 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Some say crypto is about to go mainstream, esp amongst the young and anti-establishment rebellious, and that a Wall of Money from institutions is going to break over crypto. Raoul Pal said “for once, individuals have a chance to be nimble and front-run the institutions”

  18. 2021 May 3 2:38 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well if high salaries, bad attitudes and poor product has not killed pro sports — — this will probably do the trick.

  19. 2021 May 3 2:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    VZ dumps its foray into digital media - — AOL was already dead and Yahoo they paid too much. That and quite frankly VZ did not have the management to leverage the assets to advantage.

  20. 2021 May 3 2:47 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    One caveat. When the likes of JPM, WF, and the hedges have large positions in BTC the nimbleness wanes and the idea of amenity degrades as these firms will have to bide by the stricture handed down by the SEC, including crypto. A variant of regulatory capture.

  21. 2021 May 3 3:55 pm
    Eph permalink

    16 DR

    Another casualty of the Wuhan bullshit


    (Real marriage of course)

  22. 2021 May 3 3:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Well there is an upside. 🙂 Gates will be too busy tryng to bury assets so he will have less time to push his depopulation/vaccine agenda.

  23. 2021 May 3 4:37 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yes, anecdotally I’m sure we’ve all heard stories of “work from home” causing perfectly good marriages to shatter under the strain of continual togetherness LOL

  24. 2021 May 3 6:22 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Hathaway meeting — — Stay for the discussion but watch the charts. 10mins.

  25. 2021 May 3 6:26 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well I said we should get rid of the FDA — — D’Souza is suggesting the same for the FBI.

  26. 2021 May 3 6:29 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  27. 2021 May 3 7:49 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    26, look fwd to watching that.
    Meanwhile this is a snip from an interview in which Raoul Pal says “Coinbase has more accounts than robinhood … and Fidelity …. added together.”
    Also, some explanation of the differences of ETH and BTC.

  28. 2021 May 3 8:23 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    24, the lumber and steel charts, they look like crypto LOL
    Time will tell, of course, but it remains possible that the wheels could come off the world economy.

    26, a good round-up of issues. I guess there’s nothing we can do about it, but having a US digital currency will give gov’t way, way too much power. They can extend money to minorities as reparations. They can eventually confiscate non-digital currencies. They can prevent you from buying things they don’t approve of: guns, Big Gulp sodas, subscription to Gab Pro and so on.

    The Hodl’er community has addressed this. So far, what I’ve heard as a framework is this:
    1) disbelief that gov’ts can shutdown the BTC and other crypto block chains. It’s independent, decentralized, super profitable and wealthy influential people are involved.
    2) belief in crypto/nat’l-gov coexistence. You take your crypto and move it to a US network where it’s converted to USD, or to a Euro network where it’s converted to Euros, or to a Japan network and converted to Yen. Then you buy something with that local currency. Hodl’ers talk about “rails” (pathways for money, like credit cards or PayPal) and on-ramp/off-ramp (conversion from crypto to a native currency or vice-versa).

  29. 2021 May 3 8:35 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    First they steal an election. Then they use that as a mandate to do as they please.

    Aaaaaaand here come the refugees!

    Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 amid progressive outcry … ve-outcry/
    full link–

    Nobody gives a crap about YOUR outcry.

    More are coming too…more are coming.
    “Biden administration considers protections for climate change refugees”

  30. 2021 May 3 9:36 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    The success of a coin is based mostly on adoption rates. Fact most digital space is dominated by adoption rates — Whether its BTC, ETH, facebook or twitter. Most people assume that a FedCoin roll out would be done in concert with banning other digital coinage.

    I take an alternative view. When FedCoin arrives the directive will be all fed employment, SS ACH deposits, Medicare/Medicad, State transfers, fed contracts, etc shall be conducted in FedCoin. The Fed will just let the attraction factor eliminate the other digital coin platforms.

    Assume IMF develops an alternative balance of payments between govts without Bretton Woods. Also assume that the top 4 economies develop their own coinage as well (Russia, China already have theirs). At some point it is total capture.

  31. 2021 May 4 2:40 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    dr, 30, I see your point for sure.
    Would you agree that support of independent non-government digital currency (Bitcoin and Ethereum) are revolutionary acts that promote freedom and oppose tyranny?

  32. 2021 May 4 4:37 am
    bc3b permalink

    Gotta love Sky News Australia:

  33. 2021 May 4 5:19 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Yes I would. So is planting your own garden, pulling your kids out of public school and making ghost guns. 🙂

    Just keep in mind, from the moment that FedCoin is deployed it will be coin of the realm for 1/3rd of the economy in an instant.

  34. 2021 May 4 5:35 am
    drdog09 permalink

  35. 2021 May 4 6:06 am
    justrand permalink

    to ask the question is to answer it

    the Census “revisions” ADDED population to New York…which has been BLEEDING population for a decade. Does the GOP have the balls to demand a review of the “revisions”??? LOL

  36. 2021 May 4 6:23 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #35 –

    EVERY one of these YouTube features showing the 10 states losing the greatest population always includes New York (usually in the top three):

  37. 2021 May 4 6:37 am
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    I dont think fedcoin hurts crypto

  38. 2021 May 4 7:05 am
    Eph permalink

    34 DR,

    Exactly. The problem of a one-and-done presidency.

    You dont have to care about getting re elected

  39. 2021 May 4 7:08 am
    drdog09 permalink

    35, 36,

    Gosh that is easy to answer — They are including the population of Puerto Rico.

  40. 2021 May 4 7:13 am
    drdog09 permalink

    PRP, 37,

    I hope you are right, but I think fedcoin will destroy crypto except as a niche play. A programmable money is too delicious for the Fed to ignore. Its their route to negative interest rates. More control over how the money gets spent. Bypasses the prime banks in distribution. If thee be the Fed Chair what is not to like in that arrangement?

  41. 2021 May 4 7:46 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Indian doctor of infectious diseases Rajendra Kapila of Rutgers gets vaxxed (both shots).
    Travels to India to care for his father. Contracts Covid.

    WorldOMeters shows India with lowest death per million count still. They’ve been mostly spared till now.
    I read a blog comment (with no backup or link, just a bare assertion–so exercise skepticism) that starting New Year people sharply reduced usage of Ivermectin in India and the vaccine was rolled out instead.
    Interesting if true.

  42. 2021 May 4 8:48 am
    drdog09 permalink


    That is interesting. This almost plays out like a fraud case rather than a medical case. If The Jab does not prevent one from contracting CoVid what’s the point?

  43. 2021 May 4 8:50 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting —

    Too bad OR does not have ‘no confidence’ on the ballot.

  44. 2021 May 4 9:50 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Nice rant from a few years ago. Global warming is the biggest scam in history, or at least in this century.

  45. 2021 May 4 11:24 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Damn! That was one hell of a rant!

  46. 2021 May 4 11:31 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    45, Not for young ears LOL

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