Rethinking Schools Department: What’s of value, what not?

To me, this kind of post —

Rethinking College Admissions

— is seriously hilarious.


Because it comes as a NYT opinion piece spouting the opinion of one Harvard Graduate School of Education study by those inside the mind-controlled elitist foundations of industrial age mandatory schooling still working to mold good little workers for the status quo. This group wants to “tweak” college admissions, rather than call the entire system into question.

As one free-thinking son of a friend of mine said recently, “Why should I go to college? I can get whatever I need to learn on the internet.” This young man is internally motivated. Let’s take off the traces from the kids who are still externally motivated (to get good grades, to get into the “best schools,” to get peer-recognition, to make lots of money, etc.) and be prepared for the brilliance that erupts.

Check out these quotes.

What Genius Thinks of Education





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0 Responses to Rethinking Schools Department: What’s of value, what not?

  1. rose day says:

    The Encore cartoon is particularly spot on. As a former educator with emphasis on early childhood
    development I can personally attest to the absolutely vital importance of a ‘good start’ and a
    program that is based on appropriate age/development levels. For example, ‘enrichment’ at the third-grade level should not mean merely pushing 4th grade level academics on children who
    are still at third-grade level physically and emotionally.

    The proliferation of standardized testing has weakened US public education and what many parents fail to understand is that private education has only to stay a step or two ahead of
    minimal to entice parents to make the leap. More importantly, a system based on standardization
    leaves very little room for the creative process necessary for across-the-board problem solving.

    Children are now ‘test-stressed’ as early as pre-school and the real tragedy is a subtle yet profound
    manifestation of dislike of school at younger and younger ages.

    ‘Fixes’ do exist and awareness of the problem is an important first step.

    • Kieron says:

      I would add an observation I have as a longtime mental health practitioner. Used to be that we spent our time focusing on the patient care. Now we are drowning in insurance regulations, rules, forms and computer programming, to the point that I spend more time babysitting the laptop entering data, clicking boxes, looking up diagnoses, and so forth, and the patient feels ignored. Likewise when I go to the doctor, they’re busy clicking away and ticking at the keyboard, in order to be insurance-compliant. We are slaves to insurance companies now. Some of it is due to human greed, including the issues of insurance fraud, on top of human error, and so forth, but it’s disheartening on so many levels.

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