Hard to imagine a foreign enemy doing as much damage to our country as the teachers’ unions…
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?
Once upon a time, a critical mass of Hollywood men had military experience. What we see now are men without chests longing to be men without penises.
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
“These students and their allies look to us for support and assurances,” they write. “The academy can, and should, help our students…contest increased social inequality and exclusionary discourse toward immigrants that is now being amplified by the Trump Administration.”
Translation: We are not engaging in any education anymore. Straight political indoctrination is the order of the day.
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.
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.