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Edumakayshun
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 5/9/2014 9:57:15 PM

By some standards we are better educated than any humans who have ever lived. CBS News says that a high school diploma is only the beginning. (Snip) The learning experience of the past was more than the award of a diploma. It was the transmission of culture. Today we have more formal education than ever. But it may be time to ask: of what should it really consist? Is it a credential? Or is it a set of attitudes and skills that will help the learner get by in life? Are we getting value for money from the vast multibillion

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Occasionally we are treated to a representative high school test from the late Nineteenth Century that students had to pass in order to earn their diplomas. Even college graduates of the early Twenty-First century probably couldn´t pass such tests. I have recounted my own astonishment at meeting a 1969 high school graduate who couldn´t read at a first grade level. Public education has only gotten worse since then. At some point in the not too distant future Amnerica will pay a terrible price for the (essentially enforced) ignorance of her citizens.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 5/9/2014 10:06:46 PM     (No. 9843011)

Of course, the Department of Education and teachers unions have done sooo much to make things better. /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 5/9/2014 10:10:44 PM     (No. 9843014)

When I graduated from high school long, long ago, HS diplomas were printed in Latin and, sadly, half of HS grads could not read them. Today HS diplomas are printed in English and, sadly, half of HS grads can not read them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/10/2014 12:15:04 AM     (No. 9843091)

#2, perhaps that´s because of the "literature" foisted upon them these days, like the incident in New Hampshire with the book about date rape/school shootings.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/10/2014 2:32:34 AM     (No. 9843145)

Another case of garbage in, garbage out. Parents please, get on the school boards and have a say in what you are being taxed heavily to provide.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 5/10/2014 4:50:19 AM     (No. 9843172)

At our local high school, we have sports days, teacher training days, lots of snow days, school closed for utility outages and bomb threats, various feel good assemblies and all manner of other reasons not to teach. We are one of the dumbest districts in the state and one of the dumbest states in the country.
Of the dozen or so students who are high performers, all came from out of state. They are truly preparing the next generation of coal miners and unwed mothers. They seem fine with that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/10/2014 11:24:58 AM     (No. 9843477)

What goes on today is PURE (LEFTIST) Indoctrination!

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