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Education on Trial


It’s getting harder and harder to write about specific news because everyday the news gets crazier and crazier and more bizarre. I’ve been following the Zimmerman case since the beginning because I found it extremely unusual that Zimmerman was arrested MONTHS later, after the police decided not to arrest him based on the following law and the evidence that they saw:

Under statute 776.012 Use of force in defense of person.–A person is justified in the use of force, except deadly force, against another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another against such other’s imminent use of unlawful force. However, the person is justified in the use of deadly force only if he or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.

The “star witness” Rachel Jeantel is an embarrassingly ignorant young lady (and I use that term loosely). She is a nineteen year old, who is still in high school and cannot read or write cursive. In fact, I seriously doubt that her reading level is above an elementary level .This “star witness” couldn’t put an intelligible and coherent sentence together and was a major indictment of the public school system.

The rot of our education system didn’t start yesterday. My husband had a grammar teacher who would start everyday with,” Is you be havin yo homework duhday? That was in 1981. When he finally complained, he was sent to the office and was told he was “insubordinate.”

We are watching the state of our country play out in this political lynching disguised as a trial. Let’s hope the jury has the critical thinking skills and the courage needed to give an ethical verdict. Let’s also hope that the millions of TV viewers recognized the failure of the Statist education system sitting on that witness stand.

Thanks to Debbie Schlussel for that must see Key and Peel’s You Tube videohttp://www.debbieschlussel.com/