"Affirmative action" has always been outrageous. It makes white people who are utterly not responsible for anything in the past pay a heavy price because of the color of their skin (white).
The world is becoming much more competitive, and we can't afford these self-imposed irrational constraints, or we are going to decline as a country. Here's a list of the least of what has to be dealt with, but is not because of political cowardice.
I find it interesting that getting rid of Affirmative Action would at least partialy fix all of these problems.
1. An end to government sponsored racial discrimination.
This is Affirmative Action.
2. A thorough-going reform of the federal judiciary, especially the supreme court, and reining in the tort lawyer predators, in order to re-establish the rule of law.
Getting rid of Affirmative Action would hopefully get rid of most of the race-based law suits that hinder companies during their hiring process, suck away funds to pay court costs, etc. It seems to me that if companies didn't have to worry about race and such, they would be able to hire the people that would do the job right, with no consessions for race, gender, etc.
This, in turn, would allow the companies to work more efficiently, allowing them to either lower prices on their products, have higher profits, or both.
And that, in turn, would allow them to hire more people to expand their business........etc.
It seems to me that giving Affirmative Action the boot would improve the economy.
Just a thought.
3. An end to massive illegal immigration.
Not really sure how it might apply here.
4. Abolish the public school system, with its wretched results, and demand high standards and an end to grade inflation in secondary and tertiary schools.
Not sure killing the evil AA applies here....lol.
But anyway, I totally agree with alphamale
. Our public school system, for the most part, is junk.
We need a school system that is based on teaching students the skills they need to get at least low-skill jobs, go to college, etc.
We need a school system that rewards students based firstly on how well they do in class, with all
other considerations coming in a distant second.
Hmm, just had a thought. I am guessing that everyone has been hearing about the ID trial. If not, maybe it's just me.
Anyway, my thought was that schools should teach ONLY
the facts about biology, etc. They should teach no assumptions that there was evolution, none about a god, some ID guy, etc.
Let students make their own decisions as to what they believe in. That is freedom.
Anyway, back to my thoughts about schools. Public schools should never graduate students untill they meet requirements for their grade level. And those requirements need to be set higher.
And it's not just the public schools, parents need to play an active role in making sure their child goes to school on time, studies, etc.
It needs to be an intermeshing system of public schools teaching only what is needed for the students later life, and parents teaching the rest and reinforcing the school's teachings.
And do away with all the special programs, etc. There should only be one special program. A group of tutors that can help a student who is having problems, help students with learning problems, etc.
Also, I think that there is rarely a case of ADD, etc. I think that the teachers are just not making it interesting enough. I mean, if it's not interesting, why would anyone
want to pay attention? So it would seem that not stuffing our kids with drugs would not only force the teachers to find other ways to get their attention, but would also lower school costs.....after all, drugs are expensive.
Wow, a bunch of random thoughts just spewed themselves out of my mind.........heh heh.