Carnivorousness

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Eighth Grade education in Mexico!

Check out Fred's column on the relative difficulty of the curriculum in Mexican schools compared to the poor education we receive in American inner city schools. Ouch!!! Biting commentary, from someone with big teeth, and big cojones! I like the part about Harriet Tubman! I went through the inner city school system and I can vouch for the those on this side of the fence! Our educational system is run by idiots content to churn out more idiots. The teachers, counselors and adminstrators in the American school system are overly concerned with childrens feelings and not very concerned with imparting important information about the larger world. In fact, the main protest against the No Child Left Behind act is that the teachers feel it concentrates on the rote memorization of "facts." So you see they are arguing against the "facts, and the memorization of them. Of course we all become forgetful, eventually, but I fail to see how knowing more "facts" can be harmful. The teachers don't like facts at all. Facts interfere with "feelings" which are of paramount importance to the New Age Missionaries that call themselves teachers. I have always thought that teaching kids about their own cultures was a stupid idea, anyway. They already know about their cultures and can learn it far better from relatives at home than they can from their teachers. It might help if they could find their asses on a map though! If the left could find Israel on a map and see how tiny it is.... maybe.....Well, never mind, that's just wishful thinking!

2 Comments:

At 9:46 AM , Anonymous Navi said...

you know, there's a good report on this sort of thing. John Stossel's 'Stupid in America'How Lack of Choice Cheats Our Kids Out of a Good Education. this subject actually enraged quite a number of people, but i thought it was great.
this is the link to the story.
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Stossel/story?id=1500338

 
At 7:20 PM , Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

Navi
Thanks, that's a great article! I am reading E.D Hirsch, Jr's book, The Knowledge Deficit right now.

 

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