Public education has failed us

Discussion in 'Politics' started by drakeshooter, Jan 14, 2019 at 8:34 AM.

  1. This article highlights my problem with public education as we know it. Is THIS what we get for our taxes? Wow great job educating our youth.

    We are screwed.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-the-voice-of-an-ignorant-generation
     
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  2. Rob DeHaven

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    How many people on here know those answers, no matter the age?
     
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  3. JR in KY

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    Do you want to Rethink that question we were discussing the other day? About whether the American people would rise to the occasion if Firearms were outlawed?

    This bunch of purple haired, ring nosed, transsexual, facial tatted , nitwits wouldn't fight for anything but their PLAY Station.
     
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  4. You didn’t? Those aren’t physics or calculus questions or facts. I pray you don’t believe Bush out-murdered Stalin. I hope you know who Lenin and Mao were and I hope you have heard of the Holocaust and believe it happened. These aren’t rocket scientist midterm questions.
     
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  5. EdLongshanks

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    They would fold like lawn chairs.
     
  6. wv67

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    That’s all these kids and a lot of adults do is play silly video games LOL .. crazy
     
  7. Gforcetrivers

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    And they like socialism. But all Democrats have liked socialism for decades just never admitted it. I heard an interview of college students about it today and they were like Its not as bad as it has been made out to be. And who is going to pay for all the free stuff??? The government! The government should pay for it. Crazy!
     
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  8. slicked-it

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    I’ve got several responses to this thread..... I’ll try and spread them out.

    Ed, I agree....they would fold like lawn chairs.

    I’m a social science major with 3 masters in various branches of education. I’ve also been a public educator for 16+ years. I knew all of the answers to the questions above BUT, I’m also 41 years old. That said, there aren’t enough courses or hours in the day to cover the different historical eras that are available to study. As time goes on, more history is created. With math and science dominating the career field, lots of subject areas fall to the wayside. That said, something has to give AND it’s going to be the subject areas that aren’t big components on the state mandated tests (social studies). Do we cut Mao and Stalin but then focus on Obama and Trump? What’s relevant and more importantly, what will show up on mandated state testing?

    As far as the “we are screwed” mentality.....I disagree to an extent. Yes, the times are changing BUT, I see a lot of good each and every day. All is not lost and it’s not as bad as what the news portrays.

    “Public schools have failed us”........the knife is only as good as the steel it’s forged from. As a husband and dad, my job is to honor God, love my wife and RAISE MY KIDS. It is my job to instill in my kids the values and ethics that are important to me. If the school isn’t getting it done then it’s on you to pick up the slack....just my opinion.

    Don’t trust the education and upbringing of your young people to the teachers and then fault them for the outcome.

    Interesting topic.....anxiously awaiting responses.

    Also.....did anyone listen to Jim Strader? How is this not a topic yet???
     
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  9. Carl

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    You tell um JR. Bahahaha
    LOL.jpg
     
  10. riverboss

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    Were sure Trump gets alot of attention and Obama was put on a pedestal in most liberal class rooms!
    Wash the history and teach only what is on they're agenda, if you want your kids to know the truth! Home school them it's the only way to stop the liberal agendas.
     
  11. ojibwa62

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    The original intent by the founders of public education in their own words " was not to create men of letter but rather to create good little worker bees for the collective" I paraphrased a bit could not remember the exact words .
     
  12. slicked-it

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    The liberal agenda is an issue for sure. From kindergarten classes to college campuses, kids are exposed to all kinds of ideologies. That said, I feel like the home is where the majority of ALL learning should take place. Everything we do...every conversation we have in our house revolves around “teachable moments”. When you see those opportunities, you have to act on them.

    Rough stats....13% of a child’s life from birth to 18 y/o is spent in a school setting. That means roughly 86% of that child’s life is spent at “home”. If the home life isn’t strong, the school can only do so much with that small sliver of time. My suggestion....get the most out of your 86%!!
     
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  13. JR in KY

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    Teachable moments.
    I have raised 3 boys into Young Men. One thing I did when they were growing up was when I observed bad behavior from their "Friends" or other peers, I would stop right there and Say: "Did YOU SEE THAT? YOU do NOT ACT LIKE THAT."
    It worked amazingly well. They have all 3 told me so and thanked me.
     
  14. slicked-it

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    Yessir!! That’s how it’s done. My dad was more of a “get out of the way, it will take too long to show you”. To no fault of his own...just a generation thing. I always keep that in mind when those opportunities arise.
     
  15. Carl

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