The Florida Gators won the national college football championship—again. Go Gainesville Gators, Go. That Tim Tebow is one outstanding young man; his parents did a fine job raising him but some of that is genetics – which they provided also. Congrats to Myron Rolle from the FSU Football Team on his Rhodes Scholarship; putting Cecil’s ill-gotten gains to good use. Rhodes wanted a secret society to promote British rule around the world; Rolle is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Tebow and Rolle might be the next Obama-types.
Also, don’t sleep on Georgian Maya Moore who plays basketeball with Uconn and graduated from Atlanta’s Collins Hills High School with a 4.0 GPA.
Tebow, a service-minded Christian athlete, was homeschooled by smart people; which leads to the fact that not everybody who homeschools will product a brainy Heisman Trophy winner. So, if you are not smart enough to homeschool your kids past a certain grade level, you might not be smart enough to know it. Some kids need to be at school and/or church for socialization purposes. Yes, many school systems have uncontrollable little monsters who are exposed to heaven-knows-what at home and the teachers can’t stop them from “sharing” in the halls and cafeterias.
I think Georgia now has an innovative program for children to learn via the internet. Can you image a cul-de-sac with six or seven homes where all the parents are bright and they create their own little school in a pool house or garage. Parents who telecommute can swing by for a few classes and the banker can come home to teach economics during her lunch hour. And mom can bake ginger bread cookies and vacuum in heels while wearing pearls.
I am sure what the answers are with education options but some dramatic changes are needed because Little Johnny who does not learn might eventually be Jo-Dog, master of the cellblock for 15 to 20 years. Georgia spends 1.2 Billion dollars on the state’s prison system—which does not include caring for the families of some inmates. The education system is like that old oil filter ad, “You can pay me now or you can pay me later.”
It all comes down to parenting and home training and President Obama will likely say what many reasonable people are thinking, “Some folks need children like a fish needs a bicycle.”
When Soon-to-be Speaker Newt Gingrich considering provisions for his agenda, he publicly discussed giving 21 year olds $5000 if he graduated from high school, had no out of wedlock kids and no criminal activity. Those who say you can’t legislate morality never met Newt. Hey, that plan is cheaper than lock’em up.
UPDATE: The list grows; Stephen Curry with Davidson College is another good kid. Like Grant Hill was back in the day.