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Educational Rot

vietnamvet Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 11:43 AM
The main reason for the generalized failure of the education system is due to the fact that it's primary goal has shifted. No longer focused on "the three r's" (skills required by a productive member of society) the system is mainly engaged in promoting a liberal/progressive thought process. Students come away with a misunderstanding of what is required to be a personal success, but a strong desire to fit in with others. Blending well with the rest of the uninformed, the entire 'product' of the school system agrees that they have no reason to be a productive member of society because they deserve to be given what they need to live ... just as they were given their grades, trophies, and diplomas without any real effort on their part.
American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there's enough blame for all participants to have their fair share. They include students who are hostile and alien to the education process, uninterested parents, teachers and administrators who either are incompetent or have been beaten down by the system, and politicians who've become handmaidens for teachers unions. There's another education issue that's neither flattering nor comfortable to confront and talk about. That's the low academic preparation of many teachers. That's an issue that must be confronted and dealt with if we're to improve the quality of education. Let's look at...