Letter: Students should be ready for goat herding and mud brick making careers

With California’s financial situation growing worse, there is
talk of cutting the school year by perhaps 20 days.
Dear Editor,

With California’s financial situation growing worse, there is talk of cutting the school year by perhaps 20 days. As everyone in the world who can read a newspaper knows, our students are falling further and further behind students in other developed countries. With 20 less school days, we’ll be lucky if our kids can read pulp novels, do simple arithmetic and are educated well enough to work in a fast food restaurant.

Our elected leaders, the folks who got us to this point, have a solution. They will contract with emerging nations to send our 13 year olds into indentured servitude for a period of five years. The state will get a couple thousand per student from the host country, while the student will get basic room and board for on the job training.

When our kids return at 18, they will have marketable skills, such as mud brick making, sweet potato cultivation or goat herding. As an added plus, California will finally return to the golden age of the simple agrarian life, with blissfully uneducated people toiling in the warm California sun.

Meade Fischer, Watsonville

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