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December 9, 2010

U.S. Students “Out-educated”

“The numbers might seem discouraging, but the report’s findings come as a well overdue wake-up call. As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, “The United States came in 23rd or 24th in most subjects. We can quibble, or we can face the brutal truth that we’re being out-educated.”  (more)

Almost seems pointless to say what has been written about since the 70’s. Teachers and students do not possess the skills to teach/learn. Whether China, India or where ever….the agenda driven curriculum and PC atmosphere has squandered valuable resources…our kids. Years of mediocrity by educators protected by unions…. Interesting how unions help proliferate mediocrity. Equality = mediocrity? Eventually yes.

Can no longer defend such mediocrity and entitlements. Public employee sucklings must change.

“It’s not easy for me to say this. I started out as an organizer for UTLA (United Teachers Los Angeles), and I don’t have an anti-union bone in my body. The teachers unions aren’t the biggest or the only problem facing our schools, but for many years now, they have been the most consistent, most powerful defenders of the unacceptable status quo.”  Antonio Villaraigosa, LA Mayor @ HuffPo

I recall my son moving through public education at the elementary level. Straight A’s. Presidential Awards. Wow…doing so well. He moved into a Catholic College prep high school….whoa Nelly! The straight A student suddenly was receiving D and C’s. What? Yeah what…  It was a perfect example of dumbing down the teaching for the lesser prepared. Feel good education that had no solid foundation. He turned out ok…he struggled. He had to learn how to study and how to think.


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