John A. Rosado
I was born in Detroit; I am a first generation American. I grew up in Michigan on a dairy farm. I am the father of five sons. I received my First bachelors’ degree in Computer science From Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio. I received my second bachelors degree in Political science from Ashford University earning magna cum laude. I have worked for two years in the Mideast; Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. While there, I got involved with the people, learned their customs, learned how they think, and learned what they respect and what they do not respect.
I started and led the Peoria South Tea Party Patriots, until I took a temporary position in Fort Wayne Indiana that required me to resign from it. I am a precinct captain for Pyramid Peak Legislative District 15, as well as an elected delegate to the state convention in Arizona with the Republican Party. I have always been interested in the Constitution of the United States of America and believe that God inspired it. I believe that our founders got the purpose of government correct and stated it very well, when they said, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
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My Position on Education
We are spending too much on school systems and not getting the return we should expect. In inflation adjusted dollars we are spending 4 times the amount on education today that we did in 1960. In 1960 the high school students knew who wrote the declaration of independence and that the “bill of rights” is the 1st 10 amendments to the constitution. The public high school students today do not have this basic knowledge. As I meet homeschooled students, I find that 4th to 6thgrade home schooled students are better informed than Public High School students.Case in point is the recent Goldwater study revealed that 50% of high school students don’t know where the Atlantic Ocean is located. 75% do not know George Washington was the first President.
When I ask parents these questions they are no better. When I ask teachers these questions, the story is the same. They do not know the history of our country but they do know the latest scandals in Hollywood. We need to get Civics, History and Geography teaching back in the school systems. We need to teach Science in schools. We need to get students ready for college.
We rank in the lowest levels on most measures of learning among the advanced nations of the world, number 65 out of 100. Our most prestigious universities must offer “remedial” courses in writing and reading just to get students ready for entering freshmen.
We need to have some core beliefs in our schools:
- We need to teach the founding of our country to the Students.
- We need to get the Federal Government out of education. The constitution does not allow for the federal government to set any standards, let alone a cabinet position.
- We need to teach the Constitution in our schools