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Education Is Driven By
False Premises and Practices

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Posted By: M2, 9/10/2019 6:27:16 AM

Bruce Deitrick Price in a recent article at perceptively noted that “teachers understand a lot less about what’s going on in their own classrooms than you might imagine.” He adds that the Education Establishment has “done a great job of making everything so murky that nobody understands what is going on.” Murky is a synonym for “shadowy” such as the shadows on the wall in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave in Book VII of The Republic. The murkiness is premised on the belief that educational outcomes can be produced, even mass produced, independent of the commitment or natural abilities of the student.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork 9/10/2019 8:18:50 AM (No. 176076)
Actually it’s driven now by “Hate America, first last and always”
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Reply 2 - Posted by: fayebeck 9/10/2019 8:41:07 AM (No. 176104)
It's the parents fault.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40 9/10/2019 10:06:43 AM (No. 176227)
There is a basic misunderstanding here of the difference between education and training. Education involves standard input and variable output based on the recipient's ability as in a college or university. Training is standard output and a variable input. As in most military training, from a boot camp recruit to a carrier pilot. You cannot convert education into a standard desirable output training without massive infusion of resources. Which the public education system does not have
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 9/10/2019 10:33:02 AM (No. 176253)
The universality of mediocrity is the only sure thing in the vast majority of public schools. It is a disease I sought to avoid, but have been drummed and brow-beaten into accepting. The focus in education is groups - ethnic, racial, economic, gender - are all the focus of testing, evaluation, testing, and evaluation. The leftist dogma has consumed the entirety of public education to the point that there is no education, just indoctrination. There is a reason that civics has been removed from the American curriculum and replaced with the more pedantic 'social studies.' And it is working to tremendous effect. It is everywhere, where people are ready to surrender their liberty to the state for virtually any promise of state-sponsored physical and economic security. Children are brought up to be tramatized by words and taunts to the point that they cannot function in society. Ideas one does not agree with are cause for profane intimidation and violence. Yes, the people have been well indoctrinated and the fruits are being born. Try to be a teacher of academic rigor and integrity, and you will be drummed out of the system quicker than you can say We the People.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/10/2019 6:34:52 PM (No. 176670)
Those can't do, teach. Need we say more?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 9/10/2019 8:25:13 PM (No. 176745)
A little cross talk here. #5 I’m sure you were born knowing everything you know. I really get tired of reading the “those who can’t” tripe. There are plenty of us who can and we choose to teach. I did plenty before I became a teacher at 38. I know plenty of veterans who have chosen the same path after doing for 20 years or more. Am I touchy about it? I sure am because of folks who complain about the school system, yet assail those who work every day, swimming against the current of mediocrity and stupidity, to make a difference and try to change it the best we can.
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