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Common Core and the EduTech Abyss

BryanKD Wrote: Jan 09, 2014 3:29 PM
One of my closest friends daughter in law (NW Georgia) home-schooled her kids for grades 1-7. Then SHE went back to school to get her BS in Nursing; unfortunately forced to attend brick & mortar college a two hour drive away; utterly unnecessary. It only required "schooling" from 8 AM to 12 daily and when her children hit public "education" in 8th grade they were both several YEARS ahead of their fellows. So much for "quality" public "education."
In response to:

Common Core and the EduTech Abyss

BryanKD Wrote: Jan 09, 2014 2:04 PM
USE TECHNOLOGY TO REPLACE NOT ADD TO OUTDATED TRADITIONAL EDUCATION! This whole argument is moot. The traditional “one teacher, one class” “brick and mortar” delivery of educational services is moribund and ought to die soon! With the Internet and numerous competitive online services available why on earth are we still wedded to a 1000 year old technology with its built in inefficiency and “one size fits all” presentation? Advanced students, average types, or those in need of special remediation should be allowed to advance at their own pace in an services delivery system exactly tailored to each. We will need 90% fewer highly paid teachers, 90% fewer outrageously expensive buildings, 90% fewer administrative and maintenance employees and vastly lower local taxes! One other huge benefit, we can ABOLISH all our wasteful and frequently corrupt local school boards starting with the Los Angeles United!
CIVIL FORFEITURE DANGEROUS RESULT OF IDIOTIC “WAR ON DRUGS” This is yet another example of legislation that attempts to “protect us from ourselves.” The absurd “war on drugs” has directly created this particular form of government abuse. Legislating “morality” has always been a monstrosity. The disastrous “noble experiment “ of 1920’s alcohol prohibition should have cured us. “Vox popli, vox humbug!” said Gen. Sherman. We never learn. Lest anybody take me for a liberal; I worked in three Reagan campaigns, 76 80, and 84, am a lifetime “movement conservative (of small “L” libertarian hue,) and think “The Gipper” was the greatest president of the 20th century. I liked 95% of his policies, excluding the drug war. Also no “druggie;” don’t even drink alcohol (the legal drug) and partake of nothing stronger than caffeine. What somebody else does with their body or mind is none of my business and should be NO concern of government! You want to “fry your brain” with drugs, fine. I don’t approve, but it’s YOUR problem NOT mine. Just don’t try an extort taxes out of me to take care of your sorry behind. I’m already being taxed to pay for the 80% of imprisoned “felons” who are there due to drugs; use, sale etc. We could nearly empty our prisons and reduce our police forces by half should we end this silly self defeating policy. In the 19th century we had NO “drug problem;” they were all unregulated and legal. Did some folks abuse ‘em? Of course, but NOTHING compared to today. Don’t forget WHO brought us national drug prohibition, “PROGRESSIVES.!” Yep, the same idiots who gave us the graduated income tax, business regulation, and bloated bureaucracy also implemented drug (and later alcohol) prohibition, not to mention eugenics and sterilization of “unworthy” people. That last one inspired emulation by another great “progressive,” Adolf Hitler.
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