You Might Want To Brace Yourself For This One…
Everyone knows that the quality of education in our public schools is declining. We continue to fall behind the rest of the world, and this is particularly true in science and in math.
Personally, I am a product of the public schools. I attended public schools all the way through high school, and I earned three degrees at public universities. And I have to admit that the quality of the education that I received was terrible. If I had not spent a great deal of time and effort educating myself, I would not be able to do what I do today. Sadly, things have gotten even worse in recent decades. Today, a large proportion of our young people are not even equipped to function on a very basic level in our society once they graduate from high school, and that has huge implications for the future of our country. Continue reading
An even mix of proponents and opponents to teaching Critical Race Theory are in attendance as the Placentia Yorba Linda School Board discusses a proposed resolution to ban it from being taught in schools. November 2021 Robert Gauthier-Los Angeles Times
As kids return to school, the focus on math, science, and reading has been sidelined by campaigns mounted in the name of “parents’ rights.” Advocates are demanding that books be banned from curricula and school libraries, targeting teachers and administrators based on viewpoints, and fighting for control of education boards. There is no question that parents deserve a say in shaping their children’s educations; they have moral and legal responsibility for their children, and the freedom to make fundamental decisions for their families. But the rallying cry of “parents’ rights” is being wielded to do far more than give parents their rightful voice. It is turning public schools into political battlegrounds, fracturing communities, and diverting time and energy away from teaching and learning. Continue reading
Time to sharpen the pitchforks.
Hillary Clinton’s 1996 groomer handbook It Takes a Village made the case that parents can’t do it alone; you need an active and involved community to raise your children for with you. “We all depend on other adults whom we know – from teachers to doctors to neighbors to pastors – and on those whom we may not – from police to firefighters to employers to media producers [!] to political leaders – to help us inform, support, or protect our children.”
Increasingly, however, the only danger the Village wants to protect your own kids from is YOU. Continue reading
PHOENIX — Scores on the ACT college admissions test by this year’s high school graduates hit their lowest point in more than 30 years.
The class of 2022’s average ACT composite score was 19.8 out of 36, marking the first time since 1991 that the average score was below 20. What’s more, an increasing number of high school students failed to meet any of the subject-area benchmarks set by the ACT — showing a decline in preparedness for college-level coursework. Continue reading
Americans might assume that requesting public records would be free. Worst case scenario, the charge would be a modest fee to handle the paperwork. But when it comes to making certain requests to see documents, progressive bureaucrats have jacked up the price… Continue reading
In the post-COVID era, parents are increasingly taking their kids out of the school systems that damaged them.
It will take many years to understand the scope and unwind the damage that COVID wrought on our youngest generation, today’s schoolchildren. No, not the damage caused by the disease itself. Kids have proven remarkably resilient to it — far more so than adults. No, the damage we’re talking about is that which was done to our children by the educational bureaucracy that supposedly has their best interests at heart. Continue reading
Our schools are a wreck. There was already an issue with American students falling woefully behind in the fields of math and science, a lingering issue made worse by the burgeoning education bureaucracy that spawned from this crisis. Continue reading
Most people remember elementary school fondly. Playing in the playground with your friends, dominating at kickball, or gossiping and giggling on the monkey bars are all memories we cherish. Some children attend school to study and develop new skills, and others are content to daydream through class until the beautiful bell tolls to signal their sweet departure. In any case, everyone who has gone through 12 years of school is sure to learn something.
Because their exam answers are so far out there, these youngsters must have had some intriguing instructors! One thing is sure: These kids have a great sense of humor. Whatever the case may be, the professors who created these assessments could not have anticipated such responses, and we are thrilled at such brilliancy.
NOTE: What you have just seen and read is the first of 76 entries on this post. You might be offended by some of them – but in some respects – many of the posts contained in this lengthy post – will show you the insanity of the education system in America today – BUT – some examples will show you that there are students who are much brighter than their teachers. Do enjoy… ~ Editor Continue reading
I find it rather ironic that one of the world’s richest men, who got rich by making computer software developed using advance algorithms is trying to indoctrinate children against capitalism and against advanced math. All this is supposed to be about racial equity – it is insulting to racial minorities for schools to lower standards so that minorities won’t fall behind. That is assuming that: 1. There are no smart minority children and that 2. that minority children want to remain uneducated and poor. That is racism in its most repugnant guise -supposed help that is actually designed to cripple those it is supposed to help. All done to further the agenda of a very few crazy fanatical white folks who in truth feel very superior to said minorities and are virtue signaling to try to defend their own self-righteous B.S. ~ Mary
Across the United States, public schools seem to be in a race to see who can destroy their student’s futures the fastest. In the name of “racial equity,” many school districts are now pushing the idea of de-tracking their advanced math curriculum to keep all students at the same level from grades K through 10. The programs silently at work behind the scenes declare their goal is to “challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views.” Continue reading
“School days, school days,
Dear old golden rule days
Reading and writing and ‘rithmetic,
Sung to the tune of a hickory stick…”
Our public schools have changed, and not for the better. Ever since the Democrat President, Jimmy Carter, created the Department of Education in 1979, America’s education rankings have fallen. A generation ago, the United States ranked first in the world in higher education, today U.S. ranks near the bottom in a survey of students’ math skills in 30 industrialized countries. Continue reading
Our public school system continues to be corrupted by liberalism and Marxism. Some states have taken steps to prevent it, while others have embraced it and are even attempting to mandate it.
By spreading radical liberal propaganda, the National School Board has already lost almost half of the country. Continue reading
They warned of an exodus to come!
After a rough couple of years, teachers are feeling the pressure. Mary Altaffer/AP
School is out, but teacher stress and burnout is still in session.
Last December, we spoke to teachers about the challenges of educating during a pandemic and their hopes for the coming year.
While many of them had initially thought a return to the classroom after remote learning would make things easier, others realized a new set of challenges had arisen.
“The teachers are just feeling overwhelmed, and they’re breaking down underneath it,” Michael Reinholdt, a teacher coach from Davenport, Iowa, said at the time. “I find people crying in the bathroom.”
America used to have the best education system in the world. To understand this statement we have to look at the original foundation of our education. Our original educational book was the Bible. This book was used to teach all aspects of life, business, math, philosophy, as well as how to conduct their personal lives. The Founders placed such a high importance on education that they enacted laws to ensure that children were educated and they also placed scripture knowledge in the same category. The arrogant fools of the Supreme Court of 1947 believed that the Bible should not be allowed in schools but the Founders believed different.
The Founders actually placed a premium on biblical knowledge. In my book ‘Defining American Exceptionalism’, I have a full chapter on education in early America. There are many documented situations that refute the 1947 decision so I would like to discuss a few of them. From this, we will see what the Pilgrims and the Founders believed to be the most important aspects of education. Continue reading
I received an email from a friend in the upper South just a day or so ago that was about a statue of a Confederate general that was being taken down. Since this friend doesn’t usually get involved with Southern Heritage issues, I wrote back and explained to him that the political and theological leftists would never be satisfied until all of Southern Heritage and culture was totally erased from our minds and memories.
Then he made an interesting comment. He wrote “First the South and then the country.” He understood what was going on. Indeed, “reconstruction” continues in our day. People don’t always think in those terms, even here in the South, but it’s true. Continue reading
Ideology over quality is the rule of the day when selecting summer reading.
A hundred teachers, librarians, and other educators participated in a School Library Journal (SLJ) and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) poll on summer reading material for middle and high school students.
Summer reading lists are meant to fight the inevitable loss of academic gains that students experience over the nine-week-long break from school. This “summer slide” is a well-documented norm that all students go through despite the best efforts of parents and teachers. Summer reading lists usually incorporate some contemporary easier reads and some classic, more difficult reads. Continue reading