If there is any group of people who value education, it’s the Jews. And getting real educations is the reason for the success of Jews as a people.
According to Luana Goriss of Judaism,
Of the 750 Nobel Prizes awarded worldwide between 1901 and 2007, at least 162 were awarded to Jews. While Jews are approximately 0.25% of the world’s population, Jews make up approximately 22% of all Nobel Prize laureates worldwide.
Also: Note that half the world Chess Champions were either born Jewish or had Jewish mothers.
Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation by a large margin – 109 per 10,000 people — as well as one of the highest per capita rates of patents filed.
I have studied education technique for some time in my role at Seeking Educational Excellence, and I conclude that Jewish education is head and shoulders above the rest of the world.
While I’m sure many will argue this point, clearly the Jews have something going for themselves when you look at the statistics. But what interests me more than what Jews have accomplished educationally, is what they haven’t done.
For example, Jews are not known for violence. When you hear of crime in America, one doesn’t think “Jew”. In fact, whether people will admit it or not, most of them think “black”. And sadly, the statistics bear out this thought.
So why the hatred of Jews?
Recently, the head of one of the largest teachers unions in America targeted Jews who criticize opening schools back up.
When asked about the people who don’t understand why some teachers don’t want to return to in person teaching, Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers commented:
“American Jews are now part of the ownership class. Jews were immigrants from somewhere else… Both economic opportunity through the labor movement and an educational opportunity through public education were key for Jews to go from the working class to the ownership class.
“What I hear when I hear that question is that those who are in the ownership class now want to take that ladder of opportunity away from those who do not have it.”
Note that her answer has nothing to do with the actual question.
American taxpayers funded brick and mortar schools as well as so-called educators, not so our children can do distance-learning. We paid for in-class instruction. However, teachers used the scamdemic to push for the opportunity to not teach.
When parents complained–Jewish parents in this case–somehow criticizing teachers for NOT wanting to teach is deemed “pulling the ladder away from those who do not have it?”
If education is the key to getting “it”, then why aren’t teachers clamoring to get back to educating?
Recall the brouhaha over the teacher who was “afraid” to go back to school, but was caught vacationing, sans mask or social distancing?
Things got so bad, that the LA teachers union asked teachers to stop posting their vacation pictures. Because showing teachers getting paid for doing nothing and vacationing isn’t good optics when you’re trying to fleece the public.
What Weingarten offered is reminiscent of the age-old Alinsky tactic of branding. In this case, by calling Jewish parents the “ownership class”, Weingarten hopes to paint them as evil. As a black man and proud member of the ownership class, I join my Jewish brethren in demanding teachers return to their jobs. Medical professionals deal with the scamdemic every day, as do first-responders. They aren’t complaining.
For the record, the “ownership class” pays their taxes. Their voices matter as much as any other class.