Glenn Beck tackled America's failing education system on his television program Tuesday, saying it is one of the many failures of progressivism.
The multimedia personality referenced a recent New York Post report on a Queens, N.Y. school where students are reportedly being forced to attend class in vermin-infested “temporary classrooms” that “smell like urine.” Most students sit in front of the television all day, rather than receive actual instruction, one source said.
Yet the school is receiving a whopping $2.9 million to serve its low-income population, and 98 percent of its students are eligible for free lunches, the report adds. Where is all the money going? Well, at least $128,207 per year is going to Principal Marcella Sills, who allegedly rarely shows up to school.
"This school has been churning kids through this system, and sending them out to the world with absolutely no chance of success," Beck said. "And no one, really, has cared."
To all the parents in the audience, Beck asked: "How long would you let your kid sit in that school? How long?"
Beck also asked the mainstream media where it has been, before noting that one of the top news stories today has centered around Justin Beiber and an alleged egg throwing incident.
If you want to solve the problem, Beck asserted, you have to know the underlying issues plaguing everything from our schools to our government to our healthcare system.
As he sees it, the issue goes back to knowing the difference between "man's law" and "nature's law." The former comes from wisdom, he said, while the latter comes from "pride, arrogance, and greed."
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