Let’s face it. What is taught in schools — K-12 through college — is not education. It’s job training. And not very good job training at that!
Do it yourself:
The Harvard Classics is a 51-volume Great Books list, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot in 1909. All volumes are now in the public domain. Free pdf versions (and other formats) are available at archive.org. A complete list of volumes and links is supplied below.
Of interest is Dr. Eliot’s suggestion that a superior education can be gained by reading from this list for only 15 minutes a day.
Source: The Harvard Classics
Prof Kneebone says he has seen a decline in the manual dexterity of students over the past decade – which he says is a problem for surgeons, who need craftsmanship as well as academic knowledge.
“An obvious example is of a surgeon needing some dexterity and skill in sewing or stitching,” he says.
“A lot of things are reduced to swiping on a two-dimensional flat screen,” he says, which he argues takes away the experience of handling materials and developing physical skills.
Such skills might once have been gained at school or at home, whether in cutting textiles, measuring ingredients, repairing something that’s broken, learning woodwork or holding an instrument.
Students have become “less competent and less confident” in using their hands, he says.
“We have students who have very high exam grades but lack tactile general knowledge,” says the professor.
Can’t these kids do anything?
Source: Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to sew’
The Education Establishment lie when they say learning basic facts is not important and multiplication tables are not useful or necessary. K-12 education these days is a relentless war on facts and memorization. (Children, we are told, don’t need to know history as long as they can think historically. This sort of drivel started in the 1950s: “We don’t teach history; we teach children.”)
How one can think ‘historically’ without knowing history is something of a puzzle.
Source: K-12: Patterns of Deception
In his efforts to fight against the “heteronormative realities” of most K-12 schools, Greteman argues that art teachers could impart a “queerer agenda” on students that might “actually help kids turn out queer” [emphasis in original].
Homosexuals are openly abusing children by recruiting them to the so-called ‘lifestyle’. This is pure evil. Why would you abuse children like this? Because you like to sodomize children. It’s well-known that homosexuals are also pedophiles. Just look at all the Catholic priest scandals.
Source: Campus Reform
“In the nearly hour-long home visit, the assistant director told Hope that the trip that her family took to observe the solar eclipse wouldn’t be counted as school time. The school official also belittled her ability to educate her children, stating that even as a professional educator he wasn’t qualified to teach his own children at home,” the report said.
This ‘school official’ is human excrement. I AM qualified to teach anyone anything I know. This includes home schooling my kids, or any kids, through high school. I am a high school graduate. If you aren’t qualified to teach what you know, then your high school diploma is worthless and you should sue your school district.
Source: State to homeschoolers: Watching eclipse not educational
She explored “how queer theory can be a useful tool for re-imagining elementary science education and elementary science teacher preparation,” according to a webpage advertising the lecture. …
They are coming for our children. They have to. It’s not as though homosexuals are normal and can reproduce. They have to recruit the next generation.
Source: Education Professor Wants to Push Queer Theory in Elementary School | John Hawkins’ Right Wing News
The result of all these unnecessary (or destructive) techniques is to make children unable to read or unable to derive pleasure from reading. A lot of teenage boys say, “I hate reading. I don’t like books.” Probably the truth in most cases is, they don’t actually know how to read, or they know how to read in a clumsy way, one guessed Sight-word at a time. They were never taught to read correctly, and that’s where they stay. Many people suffer a lifelong agony as a result.
Source: Articles: K-12: No Joy In Reading. That’s the Plan.