How Education in USA has being DUMBED DOWN since long before 1992
This video lecture documents how today's educational system dumbs kids down deliberately, making zombie-like people who don't ask any questions but just follow orders. This has been in place for the the last 16 years.
I am an individual. I will never conform.
So I am teaching my son to not conform as well.
My sons first Grade 1 report card came home this week.
He got all B's and C's - mostly B's - which means he is going ok by the school standards.
I think it is wrong. Reading in grade 1 is scored from level B to level I.
The teacher said my sons reading was at Level E. I disagree.
I think my sons reading level is actually closer to level G or H.
He reads very well at home.
Maybe he doesnt read so good at school. Gee I wonder why?
I'll bet it is because he gets laughed at or made fun of.
Level I (eye not one) is the reading level the kids must reach before the end of grade 1.
Do I know how those levels are measured? No of course not.
Parents are not told these things.
They are kept out of the learning loop.
WHY are the parents being kept out of the learning loop?
How can the parents be told that they must help their kids do their homework on time and help the kids to keep up to grade standards when the parents dont even know what the grade standards are?
SO the state can control the kids.
If I were to ask to know the assessment levels, I would be accused of being a terrible parent. I would be told that I was a bad influence on my kid. Heck the school could even call in social services. They have that right to interfere.
By the way - at the bottom of my sons report card is a section called Learning Skills.
Use of information
Cooperation with others
Goal setting to improve work
Most of which were mentioned in the above videos.
These learning skills and assessments were NEVER on any of my report cards, and I'm talking 1970s.