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Rig For Red: Education Edition


A Note: Perrin went out carousing late Halloween evening, followed by a book launch dinner party thing Friday night, followed by a Saturday meeting of the Old Timer’s Cigar Club. The proverbial truck has runneth him over and he may have encountered the cold bug. Therefore, quality may be affected. Deal with it.


“Q” is back and advising of pre-battle stations tactical alerts, whatever that might mean. From whence I derived my title. Amidst all the mysterious, cryptic stuff, like “Rig for Red,” I am aware of two subjects about which the anons were dead right: a real-time satellite/Atlantic cable blackout, which I independently verified through multiple intel sources, and; a major shift in the K-12 teaching of Twentieth-Century history, which I myself verified. This column has nothing else to do with Q, rather being concerned with the K-12 “education” as provided by America’s public schools.


Every time I write one of these academic missives, I conduct a minimal amount of research. Based on my inquiries to The GOOGLE, I usually get results like these:


(American Conservative) Liberal Bias Starts Long Before College


(American Conservative) Should Conservatives leave Public Schools?


Unfortunately, those being AC pieces, they always immediately devolve into quotes from charlatans like Dennis Prager or drug addicts like Jordan Peterson. And they wonder why they have failed to conserve anything – the schools least of all. Anyway, the answer to that second title is a resounding “Yes.” Why? Well, there’s no need to take the word of neo-Trotskyites or tearful meth heads. The system itself does an alarmingly good job of self exposure.


Every single year, the stats come out by the dump truck loads. For instance, we have the US DOE [SIC] NCES 2019 Condition of Education report. (See also: 2018’s report).


Per this year’s NCES indictment, the average public school district spends approximately $12,800 per year, per student. That’s the second highest in the world, behind Norway’s $15,000 figure. The OECD average is about $9,500; many countries spend considerably less. (Note: Georgia, in general, spends below both the US and the OECD averages). 


You’re really getting your money’s worth, let me tell you. Check this out:


Reading proficiency: 4th Grade – 37%, 8th Grade – 36%, 12th Grade – 37%.


Math proficiency: 4th Grade – 40%, 8th Grade – 34%, 12th Grade – 25%.


Science proficiency: 4th Grade – 38%, 8th Grade – 22%, 12th Grade – 34%.