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May 26, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Blame game has inconsistent rules

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Everything that is wrong in the U.S. is blamed on the president.

Ultimately, the buck does stop there. We never blame ourselves for our irresponsibility — financial, moral and personal. We never blame ourselves and how our collective actions could possibly influence global events.

However, in education, we somehow misplaced the blame. Instead of blaming those where the infernal buck stops, we find an easier target: teachers.

Let us look at unemployment. Instead of blaming those who set hiring policies and decisions, we blame the unions.

Why the shift?

The president proposes solutions that are preventive rather than palliative, and we holler and scream. Those who are setting education policies are proposing palliative solutions instead of preventive, and we agree: persecute teachers and ban unions.

Are we really this naive and ignorant so as to swallow this fallacy?

Many of us do, causing a rift in our social fabric. I can only hope the pendulum begins swinging back before anarchy takes over.

God save the USA from its own folly.

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