Thursday, December 3, 2020

Is This the Approach You Want to Educating Your Children?

I just saw this commercial for public schools. See what you think.
Nothing about math. Nothing about science. Nothing about physical education. Evidently, public schoolteachers in Kansas don't care about those things. These rather dour individuals care about 'justice.' 

Perhaps if we give children a great traditional education (i.e., phonics, traditional math, great communication skills and how America's ideals are the greatest in the history of the world), the students would be able flourish on their own in our diverse society.

Update: December 3: This obnoxious commercial just ran again. What makes this interesting was a report released yesterday. I'll excerpt below:

Several years ago, Project Baltimore began an investigation of Baltimore’s school system. What they found was an utter disgrace. In 19 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, out of 3,804 students, only 14 of them, or less than 1%, were proficient in math. In 13 of Baltimore’s high schools, not a single student scored proficient in math. In five Baltimore City high schools, not a single student scored proficient in math or reading. Despite these academic deficiencies, about 70% of the students graduate and are conferred a high school diploma — a fraudulent high school diploma.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District scored the lowest in the nation compared to 26 other urban districts for reading and mathematics at the fourth- and eighth-grade levels. A recent video captures some of this miseducation in Milwaukee high schools: In two city high schools, only one student tested proficient in math and none are proficient in English. Yet, the schools spent a full week learning about “systemic racism” and “Black Lives Matter activism.” ...

The commercial, and its emphasis on 'justice" -- rather than educating our children -- is precisely what is wrong with public education. It is nice that the National Education Association, the teachers' union, puts it in such stark relief. 

Glad the teacher's union make its position clear.

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