NortonDommi (May 2, 2021)
There is a YouTube video called 'Deliberate Dumbing Down of the World, Charlotte Iserbyt' who is talking about how she was one of those responsible. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that there are so many people in the world,(I think all bureaucrats would fall into this group),who work so hard to ruin other peoples lives and they for the most part seem to take delight in doing so.
Then there are those who are full blown woke. This from 2016 so maybe some of these students are now 'teachers'? The fact is that it has really only taken 50 - 60 years to destroy the West and unfortunately fads in America spread fast, things like spelling, "it doesn't matter how you write something as long as YOU know what you wrote" doesn't cut mustard when someone else has to try and decipher your drivel.
My IQ has been severally rated at 124, not magically high, but higher than average. when at school, my position in a class of 64 students was 1st in algebra.
Three months AFTER leaving school I could not comprehend my own exercise book, and have not consciously used algebra in the ensuing 63 years.
However, I have a very logical bent of mind, which in my opinion, is primarily what algebra is, so, instead of filling student's heads with bucket loads of gobble-de-gook called algebra, teach them to THINK, logic(algebra), will most likely follow.
The problem with this situation is that governments the world over do not like critical thinkers, because it is they who will quickly identify the lies perpetrated by "authority", and thus endeavor to show that to everyone else.
As long as my son gets his turn to play quarterback for the football team, I am fine with all of this.
Actually, when he was in elementary school, we complained about the chart on the gym wall that showed he was able to do zero pull-ups, zero push-ups and was the slowest runner in the class. When we asked about posting math and science scores, we were told that would make the other kids feel bad. Go figure!
All I can figure is that we have an American culture that mostly outsources the education of their children to the school system. There are cultures that have quality parent involvement. But that is not common in descendants of white northern European immigrants, or the descendants of African forced immigrants, as well Hispanic immigrants.
It does seem to be a cultural behavior of the India, Asia, and Jewish cultures. Where the parents invest much extra time in teaching and providing learning opportunities with music and tutors.
And I've seen the local school districts that have inept superintendents, as well teachers, that push for touchy-feely learning. There are few skilled math teachers in high school, as if your that good at math, why would you teach grade school when you get real pay working in private industry.
I just remember my math teachers saying, "wait till you get to calculus, that is hard". In my adolescents, I took that as the truth. It was not until I attended university, that I had to take basic algebra and trig before I could start calculus, and still wonder where the difficulty is. So I have to believe that we have morons in our primary education system here. And in college, I saw, if you can't get a degree in anything else, you can get a teaching degree.
As well we have a system here, where we won't pay for the quality needed.
But the root failure is parents.
I comprehend your angst, but don't blame the teachers, or for that matter the schools, the "education" system is not there to teach kids ANYTHING, it's there to ensure that they are brain washed into thinking that perceived "authority" is always right there fore any other opinion must be wrong, thereby producing compliant little drones.
When are they going do this for basketball? How can anyone vote democrat? So they are going to make all equal by bring down the ones with a better work ethic. Math takes effort. It is not for the less disciplined.
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