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Originally posted by adifferentbreed
reply to post by sailormon
Star for you........OT but if I may ask, what type of boat, location, etc? I don't see enough fellow sailors on here, perhaps that's a conspiracy too.
Originally posted by CantSay
Have you heard of Norman Dodd?
Good for you!! A real teacher shame you finally had enough.My Aunt was a teacher at the local high school for 40 years Lower the standards so we can be like the rest dose not work .No busting their butts means they do as they please..now we have police patroling our schools
Originally posted by sailormon
reply to post by Laguna
As an ex/retired teacher, I would say this is right on. The state of Mi. came into our system and gutted the programs I taught, it was insane, the kids learned less in the following few years I was there than ever before. I was so damn mad, I took my retirement and went sailing by damn. Also this attitude comes from parents as well. I was once challenged that I could not fail a whole class, this from the kids and partly from the school itself. So they as a group did not do anything and I failed all but 10% of the class and to hell with my job, someone needs to stand up. I stayed and they brought the grades up after that.
THE LAST NAIL OF SO-CALLED SCHOOL REFORM is being struck in the coffin of traditional American education which made our nation the envy of the Free World and which produced famous scientists, engineers, mathematicians, writers, artists, musicians, doctors, etc.
The reform is not new. It started in the early 1900s when John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s Director of Charity for the Rockefeller Foundation, Frederick T. Gates, set up the Southern Education Board. In 1913 the organization was incorporated into the General Education Board. These boards set in motion “the deliberate dumbing down of America”. In Frederick T. Gates’ “The Country School of Tomorrow” Occasional Papers No. 1 (General Education Board, New York, 1913) was a section entitled “A Vision of the Remedy” in which he wrote:
“Is there aught a remedy for this neglect of rural life? Let us, at least, yield ourselves to the gratifications of a beautiful dream that there is. In our dream, we have limitless resources, and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our moulding hand. The present educational conventions fade from our minds; and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or of science. We are not to raise up from among them authors, orators, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians. Nor will we cherish even the humbler ambition to raise up from among them lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we now have ample supply.”
The above quote sounds like something from one of the public/private school-to-work/tax-exempt foundation partnerships involved in the Reinventing Schools Coalition agenda, as well as other innocuous sounding current-day initiatives that are being implemented across the nation.