Why does the government controlled education system keep trying to reinvent the knowledge wheel? The more they manipulate, the more distorted & unwieldy it becomes. September 9, 2017
For Pete’s sake, some of the most esteemed educators in the history of the world taught in the 300’s B.C.
Socrates set up a basis for learning by the use of hypothesis & questioning until a non-contradictory answer could be reached…a method used in science & law studies for centuries. Then there was Plato and his student Aristotle (the father of Reason & individuality) and his Lyceum (place of lectures & learning). How many students can even tell you who they were?
These efforts/achievements finally led to the Age of Enlightenment (e.g. John Locke), hence advancement in every field of endeavor, through the Industrial Revolution which lifted the standard of living for the masses within its sphere.
In other words the basis for teaching, developing challenging curricula was the bedrock from which Western Civilization and the U.S. Republic grew. Starting with our one-room schoolhouses up to renowned Universities, we were once the envy of the world in most every sphere due to our education system, political & individual freedoms. Now we lag miserably behind and the reason is a shameful mess of incoherent babbling emotional approach to education and the introduction of politically correct “diversity, feminism, sexism, racism, affirmative action, quotas, safe zones, et al”.
It is not an accident that true knowledge and the ability to think logically & innovate is dead after such auspicious beginnings over 2,000 years ago.
The shame of it all—the lack of challenging academia—the lack of pride in learning—high expectations–the abject ignorance of our masses—all peddled vigorously by numerous factions, the most successful of which were the Cultural Marxists with their psychological warfare of Political Correctness & Egalitarianism. Their desire for the extinction of Western Civilization is nigh, with their globalist goal of apathetic, compliant masses ruled by an Elitist few. A powerful police state will take care of the unruly.
Our only hope is to rediscover proven teaching methods and rational curricula of excellence—but that would eliminate myriads of useless indoctrination programs funded by forced taxation & promulgated by clueless or complicit personnel. Mucho dinero! Always follow the money.
FUNDING FOLLOWS FAILURE in this day in time, therefore a return to excellence, merit, achievement, discipline, effort, rigorous standards is virtually dead in the water due to the hydra behemoth called Government Schools run by brain-washed Collectivists.
Pity the young.