Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Another Case for Stay At Home Parents: The Elimination of Schools
Of the many statistics and calculations I ran for my latest essay, perhaps the most interesting one is that:
after going to college for 4-8 years
and working hard to get that coveted non-profit or government position
and after putting in 10 years of work to make your career a go
when you factor in
extra commuting costs
and especially daycare
the average woman's job brings home a big, huge, whopping extra....
Never mind your kids are ill-reared.
Never mind you never got time to spend with your kids anyway.
Never mind divorce is all but guaranteed.
And never mind the tragic irony that many women's careers are simply taking care of anybody else's kids but their own
Nor the doubly rich irony that your labor is now taxed on what was previously untaxable labor
Nope, that Masters is Social Work, pending divorce, broken family, wasted youth, and children that will grow to hate you was totally worth it because...well, dude...come on! THAT'S $4,000!!!!
Now admittedly it's not always the woman working her pittance of a make-work government affirmative action job at the expense of her family. Often times it is the woman who is obvious breadwinner and there's a stay at home dad. Often times there are traditional families where one person stays at home to (GASP!) raise their children and the other works the 9-5. But given there's such a small financial advantage to outsourcing the rearing of your children, even in today's "hectic career obsessed world," it doesn't pay (well, OK, $4,000) to have that second income.
Dedicate one parent to stay at home.
Dedicate one person to rear your children.
And the amount you'll save in Ritalin, Adderall, and psychologist visits alone will easily recoup those precious $4,000.
But then the ole Captain got thinking again. Specifically, about the handful of women he knows that home-school their children. They do an infinitely better job than the public schools do. Some of their kids are already learning to program and code at age 12. Another one knows how to inseminate, milk, and tend cows. And all this from stay at home moms who "shockingly" don't have degrees, certifications, or licenses. So if for the vast majority of families it doesn't pay to have a two income household, and kids are better educated when home-schooled, would there not be a case for eliminating schools altogether?
This is not only simple logic, nor wishful right-wing thinking. It's simple economics.
In the olden days before time saving devices such as vacuums and washing machines, being a home-keeper (male or female) was indeed a full-time job. There was cleaning and maintenance. Rearing the children. And one that I like to highlight in particular (because it was just as important as how much the family made) was the budgeting and spending of the family finances. Couponing, budgeting, making meals at home. All of that was just as important as the (traditionally) male role of being the breadwinner.
But with the advent of washing machines and vacuums, hours were freed up for your typical house-keeper. And with the push of 1960's feminism and the commensurate outsourcing your children to day care, the (traditionally) female role of house keeper was obsoleted. Women were to enter the workforce just like men...even if the plurality of their jobs were to effectively be government-compensated mothers to other women's children...and now you'd be taxed on it.
But add to this rapidly evolving mix of sex roles and true game changer.
The internet not only saves households even more time in terms of shopping, banking, and a nearly limitless number of other chores. But it also makes entire industries obsolete.
Education for example.
There is no godly reason colleges and universities should even exist anymore. College degrees in all reality are obsolete, it's just the rest of the outdated and lethargic economy hasn't realized it. But while the real world slowly catches on that colleges and universities are going to go the way of the dinosaur, I contend we should also turn our focus to the public schools of K-12 because they too are obsolete.
Since it only pays an extra $4,000 to have a two income household, and there is so much time freed up for the home-keeper with appliances and the internet, what if every family had a stay at home parent that would not only maintain the home, rear the children, but educate them as well? The internet has the ENTIRE world's knowledge a fingertip away. There are tutorials and MOOC's online that could teach you and your children literally everything the K-12 can and more. Even Tom Woods (though the home schooling site links here) on a dare created an entire home schooling curriculum. This would not only result in much better educated children, but in eliminating the public schools, save Americans billions in unnecessary property taxes.
Of course, I know this is politically infeasible. There are too many people vested in their make-work-government-careers and degrees to give it up and raise their own children. I know Big Education has a trillion-dollar per year vested interest in fleecing the taxpayer to keep up their inferior and obsolete industry. And the democrat party alone needs public schools and universities to continue to brainwash and make future democrat voters. There are huge political, psychological, sociological, and just plain evil hurdles to bringing about happier families and better educations to children. But just like the internet and e-mail technically made commuting an unnecessary chore in about 1999, it doesn't mean society is fast, sharp, or visionary enough to capitalize on it. And if commuting or the higher education bubble is any indicator, it's going to be at least three decades before the American sheeple wake up and realize K-college education can all be done at home, with a loving father or mother at the helm.
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