Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

AMERICAN EDUCATION TODAY

March 1, 2020

I recently came across an article (accompanied by two videos) wherein a Jimmy Kimmel “man on the street” quizzed random people on finding and identifying countries on a blank map of the world. He then shared a clip of Republicans in specific being asked the same questions. <link>

While the second clip shown was to indicate the ignorance of Republicans (because this is the focus of late night comedy today), both actually portrayed just how ineffectively public schools are educating our youth. A discerning look beyond the surface presentations illustrates a non-partisan indictment of liberal teachings of today.

As social justice, multi-gender acceptance and income inequality are promoted by the educators over core courses such as English, math, science, geography, world and U.S. history it is easy to see how and why the U.S. is forfeiting ground in education compared to other countries. Today’s youth, lacking basic knowledge and skills, are also losing the ability to move into and keep up with the needs of the current workforce.

The same people, progressives, who are advocating for more immigration to fill open positions in technology and research are the very ones who are not educating the students in their charge! This is exactly why 2.5 million available STEM positions are not being filled.

According to one Pew research study, the U.S. ranked 21st of 23 countries in math. (Could this be the reason America’s youth today cannot figure out their gas mileage or count the change from a purchase without an electronic calculating device?) In critical and analytical thought (problem solving) the ranking was 17 out of 19. (Perhaps this is why the only defense for a progressive’s position in a dispute is to end the discussion by calling their opponent RACIST and either striking out physically or walking away.)

Perhaps spending more classroom time teaching inductive and deductive reasoning and the differences between them would be appropriate. Teaching people to accept and absorb information they first encounter as fact and rejecting any dissenting information rather than giving them the tools to decide with reason what is true or appropriate is not helpful to society. Knowing how to use reasoning techniques to refute the spoon-fed ideologies of the teachers and professors would allow a student a breadth of education not offered now. Today, it seems those authority figures fail students who choose to question the propaganda. It would be a novel idea for today’s educational setting to have opposing views once again received and debated.

The type of demonstration shown by Kimmel illustrates the ignorance, not of Republicans, Democrats or Independents, but of those walking our streets in general. It becomes easy for one to see the depths to which the U.S. has fallen educationally. Given that the overwhelming majority of teachers and professors are of progressive ideology, deductively it follows that progressives are to blame for the failures in our public schools and education system.

 

OUR PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM IS REALLY AN INDOCTRINATION CENTER FOR SOCIALISM

April 9, 2018

Hmmm, kids being used to promote socialist government agendas. Not exactly a novel thought!

Kids being schooled in government run facilities teaching Marxist/socialist themes and values sounds a lot like what happened back in the 1930s in a land far, far away. First to happen was a total loss of freedom unless you were a member of the elite government. Next came the privatization of industry and the end was totalitarianism. Food and other staples were rationed except for those at the top of government. It was promoted as equality for all though questioners or complainers were incarcerated or killed outright.

Obama would like to have a million Baracks or Michelles to help drive their agenda (not unlike that of Hitler). The two of them almost buried our country by themselves, with a little help from their friends (Holder, Lerner, Lynch, Brennan, Clapper and Comey to name a few), in only eight years. What would a million of them be able to accomplish?

One recent Pew poll shows that greater numbers of millennial women are identifying with democrats. And, it seems that the higher education level, the greater the progressive identification. Men are also leaning left, just not in the same numbers. Could this have anything to do with the power of progressives promoting socialism in the education system?

High school and college students of the 1960s formed their own marches against the Vietnam war with legitimate reason to do so. They were of, or soon to be of, draft age and could find themselves in uniform fighting in that war. The protests back then were funded primarily out of personal donations. Back then, demonstrations with a purpose cost a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars to obtain the required permits and communicating within the school system to get the word out. Most were protesting the horror of war not knowing or caring about the Communist doctrine.

Today is different. The massive rallies run tens of thousands to millions of dollars and are paid for by billionaire globalists using the K-12 system of indoctrinated youth.  Teachers today drill students to revile the freedoms of personal responsibility, democracy and capitalist economy in return for socialist and Communist values. The participants are programmed to want and expect equality for all regardless of the effort to achieve any particular outcome.

Oh, how easy it is for socialist teachers to influence the minds of children by teaching gender fluidity and global warming instead of history, English, math and science. Students are encouraged to engage with the teachers as they ask how many guns your family owns or how many pills your mom takes.  Gathering family data is a major part of the current curriculum in many public schools.

Obviously, if world history and global economics were taught in public schools, the globalist design would be defeated from the start. Enough of the subjects would be able to see what might be expected after the glorified Utopian beginning of a self imposed two tier (elite/servile) society. The history of Venezuela over the past three decades would be an excellent example and a place to start.

Gun control = step one to subservient masses.

 

SEEKING THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR

August 7, 2017

According to a 2010 study by Columbia University, remedial math courses are necessary for students entering community colleges. The study states that nearly 50% of freshman students are not proficient in math and must catch up in order to participate in a regular curriculum.

Causally referred to as 13th grade, the courses for freshman year are costly and time consuming for those who wish to graduate within reasonable time. But, guhuck,…unqualified students can say they is in college. This here is edacashun in the twenny oneth senchery.

Don’t require participation or completion of assignments in grade and high school, just pass the students for attending classes. In some cases, students are even paid for stopping by the school during regular class time. <link>

For those who do show up regularly on their own, give them grades that make them feel good about themselves. Everyone is at the top of the class.

This is nothing new. I have made my feelings about our schools and “presence promotion” known previously and often. <link>

Now, for those who cannot understand or choose not to participate in mathematics enlightenment, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges is willing to do away with algebra as a graduation requirement. He says it is a civil rights issue that disproportionately plagues low income Americans. His own words, “If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don’t have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It’s what has kept them from achieving a credential.”

Okay, so now the uneducated individual has a credential and gets a job? How long will that person last if he or she doesn’t have the knowledge required for the position or is too lazy to learn the position because of his or her training by the system?

According to the Pew Research Center, the United States is dropping lower and lower in the rankings against other world countries. Students primarily educated in Asian countries perform far better and generally rank in the top 5-10 worldwide. <link>

Some four year colleges are now limiting the number of Asian students. Could this be due to the fact that some cultures still encourage personal responsibility and emphasize the need for education and knowledge over social equality? Could it be that those people who believe in hard work and self discipline are changing the arch of the bell curve to cause more sub-par or failing grades among our coddled youth?

Since the majority of our offspring do so poorly in all three fundamental groups (math, science and reading) why do we even bother spending valuable taxpayer money or class time on the lazy urchins with these now outdated subjects? By doing away with such unnecessary studies as U.S. and world history, English, geography, math, biology, etc. there would be so much more time for the pertinent and requisite studies of the day that will help them be successful and prosper. Gender reassignment, multi-sexual enlightenment, race baiting relations, claiming cultural offense and peaceful protest through aggression and the use of weapons are sure to make life better for all.

Oh, yeah, one course that must be taught in our public schools is how to demand that someone else properly fill out the application for complete government life subsidy. Then the kids will qualify for a diploma (that they cannot read). After the ceremony, the graduating class can then stroll down the hall, certificate in hand, to the embedded government office and get an early start on a subservient life by applying for public assistance. That way they can avoid the embarrassment of being unqualified to flip hamburgers, wash linen or pick up trash in the parkways of life.

PUBLIC EDUCATION OR GLOBALIST INCUBATION CENTERS

January 31, 2017

Over the last few decades, the state-run indoctrination centers have seemingly lost all focus on education. Instead, they concentrate on social issues.  Gender identity, climate variance and diversity are prominent.

However, as core academic scores drop the government continues to take over your rights and usurps the authority for raising your children. Oh, you still remain the responsible party when something goes wrong. They just want complete jurisdiction over instilling a radical leftist viewpoint into the malleable minds of your offspring. They foster incubation facilities for social collectivism that demand governmental authority over child raising. <link>

Thanks to progressives pushing their communal association plans, kids of the U.S. today have less chance of success than ever before. The American Dream is now ascension to mediocrity.

According to a 2012 National Center for Education Statistics report (the most recent found), math scores for the U.S. dropped from 25th to 31st among developed nations since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading. We now rank #1 in gender diversity education, though.

Even Portugal (a socialist dominated political and economic system), expects more parental participation. Recently, one school principal posted the following in the hallways.

Dear parents

  • We would like to remind you that magic words such as hello, please, you’re welcome, I’m sorry, and thank you, all begin to be learned at home.
  • It’s also at home that children learn to be honest, to be on time, diligent, show friends their sympathy, as well as show utmost respect for their elders and all teachers.
  • Home is where they learn to be clean, not talk with their mouths full, and how/where to properly dispose of garbage.
  • Home is also where they learn to be organized, to take good care of their belongings, and that it’s not ok to touch others.
  • Here at school, on the other hand, we teach language, math, history, geography, physics, sciences, and physical education. We only reinforce the education that children receive at home from their parents.

I guess they’ve learned that some things are better handled at home.  Doing away with the over-lording and abysmal failure known as the Department of Education is a first step.  Returning supervision of education to local districts with direct input from parents might be a second step.  Competition in the form of school choice could also help those students who want to learn.

As with so many things, decentralizing massive bureaucratic authorities in favor of localized responsibility and control is the proper direction to making America great again.

WEAVING TANGLED WEBS

September 12, 2015

Trying to follow decisions made by different courts around the land is difficult for the average person and impossible to to understand how judgements are made. Activist judges on all levels (lower courts, state supreme courts, federal circuit courts and finally the Supreme Court of the nation) continue to invoke unconstitutional interpolations to the Constitution of the United States of America for the sole purpose of making laws rather than clarifying them.

Here’s a simple headline: The Washington Supreme Court Rules Charter Schools are Unconstitutional.
Reading the story, one finds that the “decision” questions the constitutionality of taking taxpayer money and giving it to private enterprises. The premise for this is that using taxpayer money to actually educate children rather than running them through public indoctrination centers is not a proper use. The money, once it is in the hands of corrupt government disbursement agents, must remain within the system of corruption. It can only be used within, by and for the purposes of direct government influence. That’s what this decision says to me.

Howwever, it is nothing more than another blatant example of liberal interpretation to suit a unique situation without regard for how taxpayer money is normally used as a whole.  The decision conveniently ignores the fact that the Army Corps of Engineers are not the one’s contracted to build any of the influential centers that fail to educate our kids. Instead, it is private contractors such as Fluor or Ledcor or Lusardi who use the taxpayer money to do such.

Using the school system alone to make fools out of the Washington State Supreme Court, one could take any of the purveyors for any school district.

Antithesis #1.
Are the books that convert our kids’ minds from normal to liberal written, printed, bound and sold by employees on the government payroll? Almost, but not really.

Antithesis#2: Are the meals provided to the youngsters while on the institutional grounds raised, planted, cultivated, cropped, butchered and sold by the overpaid tax usurpers? Not at all, that’s work Americans refuse to do…or so I’m told.

So, with this layman’s reading of the decision, how is it unconsititutional for our children to get a balanced education using taxpayer money?  Why must our youth be chained to a highly influenced liberal indoctrination center?

Apparently, if liberals lose control of the easily influenced minds of tomorrow’s generation before they are able to form reasoned thoughts for themselves, it poses a threat to the domination philosophy. Therefore, all counter arguments derived using logic must be summarily dismissed and replaced by what “feels” right or what most appeals to the liberal doctrine.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we attempt to parse well defined words in order to continue enslaving the masses.