posted on Nov, 17 2003 @ 04:01 PM
Let's face it folks, we all know that the quality of public education sucks, but is it an accident?
We all have to ask ourselves whether or not state- and federal-mandated minimums on education are too low due to an accident or a deep conspiracy. One
wonders whether or not we are being fed sub-par education like prisoners are fed sub-par food to keep spirits and radical tendencies down.
I remember reading once that teachers that very rarely deviate from pre-planned lessons have lower average test scores among their students. I think
that this is a great example of the inhibition of the child psyche due to too much constraint. It's an established fact that independent learning
stimulates greater growth in intellect.
But, is the government involved with this inhibition of the vast majority of American children? I think yes. The governments, both state and federal
put minimum requirements on the average test scores of schools, and their tests cover a broad range of topics, but nothing too in depth. That scares
school districts into forcing curriculums onto their students that address what is on these aptitude tests, and nothing more. by not teaching kids
more than what they need to know, they are crippling the future of the country, by making our children blissfully unaware.
Test scores are at an all-time high, yes, but if you were to begin a conversation with one of those children about the Spanish-American war, all but a
few high school seniors would even know what the hell you're talking about. Personally, I find it sickening that we are 'Watering Down' the brains
of all our children with useless knowledge, and not teaching them what matters most: There are three topics in school that are most important, above
all. Psychology, Sociology, and History. These three subjects teach people much of what they need to know to get through life, not what the verb is in
the sentence: The american government is screwing us blind.
What do you propose we do about this?