Those in power do not care much about the public educational system as they can afford private schools. So, the common men can stay uneducated - it's easier to control them that way and easier to feed them crap on the stupid box.
I see a lot of walking zombies ...
I agree with Mr Happy and his opinion that the powers that be don't give a hoot about public education.
But also, many suggest it is the teaching methods that are being used at present, but not being a teacher I can't comment on that. What I can say is that, I've received hundreds of application forms from youngsters looking for a job. Within those hundreds, I can gurantee, without exaggeration, that there is about 30% that are written in good English - spelling, grammar, punctuation etc. The rest are shocking. If I didn't know better I would honestly have thought that some of the forms had been written by a 7 year old! So something has and is going badly amiss with our standards of education. I also think, in the UK at least, there is too much of a softly, softly approach in schools that obviously just makes a lot of kids think the school is joke and not to be taken seriously. Doesn't make the teacher's job any easier.
In addition though there are other worrying trends especially in primary schools, (UK). We have had headlines here over the past 2 days about kids as young as 4 and 5 assaulting teachers at school with objects such as bricks! But when you think about it, the whole of society at present is going nuts - no discipline, no self-respect, no moral codes - or very little. Money is god and nothing else matters - and this includes things such as education.
How so? I bemoan the lack of classical education, but that's because I focus on the literary and languages. You put a really broad question out there.
i agree with Mr. Happy.
This is why I choose to homeschool my children and completely agree with seicheprey also.
Education is a stepping stone to the working world.
With proper education, we will be guided as what we will be facing in the working world. Some educations are good in certain schools while others may not. But most important will be the value that we can learn in school.
It is for the good of everyone in the education system. Some will understand while others may not. Bottom line, it is always for the good of younger generations. We are here to guide them as we venture through their lives.
Whatever happened to creativity---happened a long time ago I believe.That was to subtract creativity from education.
It's thirty years later and were are no further ahead regarding education, oh excuse me I forgot, Now we can't do the pledge of allegiance and say "God" and heaven forbid we use the term "Christmas " and heaven forbid we violate some child’s right to wear, to say etc...when we went to school and a teacher reprimanded us. .you knew when you got home you were in for it.. now we just text parents and our attorney shows up. Now you have an option to take gym...but obesity is the majority. .so what's wrong with 30 minutes of sweating(if you can even break one in that time)..No I wouldn't want the job of being a teacher, although let's jump on the band wagon and punish teachers because of bad parenting, when our children don't do well on FCAT....
just a thought, what do you out there think..I want to hear from parents ,teachers. .past and present..
Well, let's talk details. Few American young adults can name the continents, can name the oceans, or can even locate India on a map. That's probably a problem for world's largest global commercial power and for the only military superpower in the world (with troops in over a hundred countries). If you ask American teens how the US got involved in places like Puerto Rico or ask them why people in New Orleans spoke French, you get a blank stare. American history is taught in inoffensive highlights with essential facts about society left completely out. As a result, the subject is boring, though it tries to present some "noble" wars as the major highlights that break up an otherwise dull marathon of political nonsense. I responded to a Hub question earlier where a group of people postulated that the Pyramids of Giza were built by aliens, and not humans. Literature teachers probably have the toughest time, because they are competing with television, internet, and film. The government can do something about this mess and this should be the easiest solution to this one of our many problems. It should be easy. Nobody should want Old Empresario to write essays about John Quincy Adams or James Buchanan just to teach kids who the heck they were and what they actually did.
The problem is that we are using a factory system to 'produce' unskilled labor. Each kid has his / her own traits which are never really recognized by the system. The greatest thing education can do is teach you to think for yourself which it really isn't doing at the time.
by Jan Thompson 5 years ago
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by Jyoti Kothari 9 years ago
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by NC4Life078 6 years ago
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by Bill Holland 6 years ago
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by Genna East 3 years ago
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by Krystal 6 years ago
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