11 Feb 2018

The Problem With American Education in a Nutshell

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OutofHand

It’s a foolish society that chooses for its teachers and storytellers people who hate that society.

All too often our children are being taught by people who have no experience of our society and no success within it. Their indoctrination at collectivist “education” schools has made them openly (and ignorantly) hostile to America.

What if one of the requirements to teach K-12 was that you be at _least_ 50 years old, with proven success in the society (in business, a trade, parenthood)? You needn’t have made a million or be a top-level executive–so long as you have functioned effectively within American society.

Ned Young

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JK Brown

“…and no success within it. ”

Thus the love of the “educators” for socialism, the philosophy of failure.

“Just to the extent that the socialists insist on their inability to accumulate as much wealth as others, under existing conditions, they are unconsciously advertising their own industrial inefficiency. They clamor for a philosophy of failure — for a system in which they shall be relieved from the inevitable results of their relative inferiority in obtaining the material means which they regard as essential to their idealistic ends.”
–“Socialism a Philosophy of Failure”, Laughlin, J.L., Scribner’s magazine, 1909



GoneWithTheWind

IMHO there are three kinds of teachers in K-12.
1. The teacher who works with you, makes you learn, sees to it that you get the minimum out of their class. No student left behind. Good teachers and should be remembered for all they do.
2. The much rarer teacher who by personality, style, looks, whatever makes you want to learn and participate and you do. These teachers are unforgettable.
3. The rest. They may from time to time help or coerce a reluctant student to learn, they probably will cover the material and do their job. They will often eagerly help those students actually interested in learning. They aren’t “bad” they are simply not up to the extra effort to make sure that the reluctant or less intelligent student learns.



Seattle Sam

There is a reason the adage “those who can, do. Those who can’t teach” came into being.



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