I have been thinking a lot about how and why.
I was listening to NPR today, and heard an interview and there was a section in it that just put it out there, bluntly. It's here, listen. Listen to the whole thing if you want to. But the part that burns in my brain starts at 13:09, if you'd rather just get that.
I know it, many people know it.
Are we passive?
Is it some one else's job to fix it?
Is it just too broken to repair?
But I do know something fiercely.
Not my kids.
On "The Thinking Mothers" blog earlier today, I read this post.
I borrowed this quote from the Thinking Mothers blog post. It's funny because she got me thinking about all of this a lot today.
I love when things roll like this.
When your brain is on something, really grinding, the Universe just makes it clear which path is the absolute path that you will travel.
Is the system this flawed that they will knowingly continue down the wrong path?
American education “…well it is an emperor’s clothes situation. This is the way I put it in the introduction to the book: the problem in American education is not low test scores, or obdurate teacher’s unions or a lot of the other usual suspects, the real problem with American education is that is that it is living a lie. And the lie is that people believe that children can be just about anything he or she wants to be only if the educational system tries hard enough to teach them. Nobody really believes that. If you get people alone and put a few drinks in them, and make sure that they understand no one will repeat what they said, they will agree that some kids are actually pretty dumb and there is nothing you can really do about it and other kids are much smarter than they are. In the same way that some kids are better at basketball or better at music, and other kids can’t carry a tune, and others stumble over their own feet. Ability varies. It is something that American educational system from Kindergarten to Graduate School runs from as if it were the plague.”
So, I don't have an answer to the systems problems. I just choose not to accept it. I am in no way saying that is the right choice for everyone. But I do know that if I were involved, I would be ruffling some feathers.
People accepting this need to make a huge deal about the future and needed reform of the system. What will happen to our world?
Let's get the hell out of Iraq, and put some money in our own future.
Let's free the whole friggin world of ruthless regimes, but let our own children reside under the most oppressive?
I don't blame Teachers, I blame Government.
Apparently, little do they know, they are not only screwing our kids but ultimately the whole nation.
I wonder what this place will be like in 100 years or more if the course stays true.
We'll just outsource.