Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This Is Why The Public Schools Suck, Part VII...

I really do hate to pile it on, but sometimes things just happen in a certain way as to preclude the possibility of just letting something rest and perhaps fade into the background after a spell. This week, the New York City Department of Education has done some truly stupid things -- banning words that might hurt people's feelings, reinstating school bus services it cancelled despite court orders not to, rejecting tried-and-proven reading systems so as to not show the true depths of the incompetence of it's battalions of overpaid-unqualified teachers -- that there's no way in hell that some things will ever get to die a natural death.

What follows is a synopsis of a discussion I had with my sister last night regarding my junior-high-school-aged nephew's history assignment.

UPDATE: Great response to this post. I'm asking everyone who has a child in a public school, but especially in a New York City -- and specifically on Staten Island -- to pass this post on to everyone you think might be interested...and to the so-called Chancellor of Schools, himself. I'm assuming he'll be able to read it without his lips moving.

Also, if you're intrested in whatever else the City of New york has failed do to educationally, as well as learning about the stupidity of the public workforce entrusted with your child's education, simply click the Education and Public Schools tags at the bottom of this post.

Thanks much!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

When The People Are Watching...

...politicians and bureaucrats live in fear.

With regards to an earlier post about sucky public schools in New York City:

New York City School nitwits reverse "word ban" policy.

The reason this policy has been 'reversed" (the official snake oil was that the original ban was never a ban in the sense of being, you know, a ban, but rather a set of "recommendations") is because the general public was made aware of just what sort of dumbass, borderline psychotics are charged with their children's education, and what they were trying to do in the name of Political Correctness.

People: 1, Educrap Union: 0

At least until next time.

UPDATE: Bad link is now fixed.

This is Why The Public Schools Suck, Part V...

Teacher’s unions against a phonics-based reading program that works, as opposed to the current trend in “education: which is to take the taxpayer’s money and run, leaving behind legions of stupid children to choke on your dust cloud.

Then again, it has been noted before in a millions studies on the subject that it’s generally well-known in academic circles that a majority of “education majors” were often themselves the worst college students, and the reason they became education majors – usually after changing majors at least once – is because it’s too easy to achieve a watered-down degree and then an iron-clad-almost-job-for-life public-sector job.

A job, incidentally, which only requires that you be able to pass a dumbed-down qualification exam written at a third grade reading level (because otherwise many minority applicants couldn’t pass it, and who wants to deal with the predictable civil rights lawsuits?).

Your average teacher is no better qualified than your garbage man to teach your children math and reading, and every bit as overpaid.

This is but yet one more reason to break the government monopoly on education in this country.

UPDATE: If you wish to read even more about the insanity taking place within our public schools, click on the taglines at the bottom of this article. Your eyes will be opened once you know just what it is that our so-called "educators" are doing to kids within the school setting.