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Nature of Public Schools (Gatto)

 
 
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Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2014 11:00 pm
Finally people get it!!!!

I also had a thread about schooling making people dumb!
especcialy UNIVERSITIES!!!!

Here:

School is for making people dumb, very dumb
http://able2know.org/topic/242520-1
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Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2014 11:02 pm
Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling

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Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2014 11:04 pm
Global Road to Ruin Through Education- Preview

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Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2014 11:05 pm
The Greatest History Lesson - John Taylor Gatto - The Truth About Your Education

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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 02:23 am
@Boomerang,

You might want to check a few of these out, especially that first one. I'd be physically ill at the thought of sending a child to a public school after watching that.
Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 03:33 am
@gungasnake,
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You might want to check a few of these out, especially that first one. I'd be physically ill at the thought of sending a child to a public school after watching that.


Exactly. Now I don't know if you have 'experienced' academics here.
It is everywhere the same,
They are the most closed minded people I have ever come across and the only thing they do is defending things, and rejecting anything that is beyond their narrow mind scope! And they seem to be unable to explore!
Really, the image is they are the smartest people and in reality they ar the most stupid people, they only think they are smart:

They don't understand this:

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Science = Indoctrination
Contrary to popular belief, scientific education does not require any intelligent thought, it's about "remembering" what science taught you. It's this remembering that makes you feel smart - even if you're not.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2014 03:31 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/392678_10151434806883859_533334110_n.jpg
Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Wed 6 Aug, 2014 01:39 pm
@gungasnake,
Great!!!!!

Thanks! Like it! and it is spot on!
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2014 12:53 am
http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/morford/article/American-kids-dumber-than-dirt-Warning-The-3237239.php

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American kids, dumber than dirt / Warning: The next generation might just be the biggest pile of idiots in U.S. history
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist
Published 4:00 am, Wednesday, October 24, 2007
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I have this ongoing discussion with a longtime reader who also just so happens to be a longtime Oakland high school teacher, a wonderful guy who's seen generations of teens come and generations go and who has a delightful poetic sensibility and quirky outlook on his life and his family and his beloved teaching career.

And he often writes to me in response to something I might've written about the youth of today, anything where I comment on the various nefarious factors shaping their minds and their perspectives and whether or not, say, EMFs and junk food and cell phones are melting their brains and what can be done and just how bad it might all be.

His response: It is not bad at all. It's absolutely horrifying.

My friend often summarizes for me what he sees, firsthand, every day and every month, year in and year out, in his classroom. He speaks not merely of the sad decline in overall intellectual acumen among students over the years, not merely of the astonishing spread of lazy slackerhood, or the fact that cell phones and iPods and excess TV exposure are, absolutely and without reservation, short-circuiting the minds of the upcoming generations. Of this, he says, there is zero doubt.

Nor does he speak merely of the notion that kids these days are overprotected and wussified and don't spend enough time outdoors and don't get any real exercise and therefore can't, say, identify basic plants, or handle a tool, or build, well, anything at all. Again, these things are a given. Widely reported, tragically ignored, nothing new.

No, my friend takes it all a full step — or rather, leap — further. It is not merely a sad slide. It is not just a general dumbing down. It is far uglier than that.

We are, as far as urban public education is concerned, essentially at rock bottom. We are now at a point where we are essentially churning out ignorant teens who are becoming ignorant adults and society as a whole will pay dearly, very soon, and if you think the hordes of easily terrified, mindless fundamentalist evangelical Christian lemmings have been bad for the soul of this country, just wait.

It's gotten so bad that, as my friend nears retirement, he says he is very seriously considering moving out of the country so as to escape what he sees will be the surefire collapse of functioning American society in the next handful of years due to the absolutely irrefutable destruction, the shocking — and nearly hopeless — dumb-ification of the American brain. It is just that bad.

Now, you may think he's merely a curmudgeon, a tired old teacher who stopped caring long ago. Not true. Teaching is his life. He says he loves his students, loves education and learning and watching young minds awaken. Problem is, he is seeing much less of it. It's a bit like the melting of the polar ice caps. Sure, there's been alarmist data about it for years, but until you see it for yourself, the deep visceral dread doesn't really hit home.

He cites studies, reports, hard data, from the appalling effects of television on child brain development (i.e.; any TV exposure before 6 years old and your kid's basic cognitive wiring and spatial perceptions are pretty much scrambled for life), to the fact that, because of all the insidious mandatory testing teachers are now forced to incorporate into the curriculum, of the 182 school days in a year, there are 110 when such testing is going on somewhere at Oakland High. As one of his colleagues put it, "It's like weighing a calf twice a day, but never feeding it."

But most of all, he simply observes his students, year to year, noting all the obvious evidence of teens' decreasing abilities when confronted with even the most basic intellectual tasks, from understanding simple history to working through moderately complex ideas to even (in a couple recent examples that particularly distressed him) being able to define the words "agriculture," or even "democracy." Not a single student could do it.
Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2014 02:37 pm
@gungasnake,
thanks for that!!
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 06:40 am
In other words, Libtards, Greentards, Malthusians, and NWO types want YOU to be as stupid as possible and, if you cannot be made stupid enough, will settle for making your children stupider than YOU are.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 06:42 am
I mean, they'll still need some sort of a generally competent technical class, but they want to make that class as small as possible and have everybody else be thumb-sucking dumb...
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Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Sun 30 Nov, 2014 07:15 am
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The dumbing process appears to be intention as Gatto claims...


Of course! I don't doubt that at all!!!

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gungasnake
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jan, 2015 06:44 am
@gungasnake,
http://minutemennews.com/2015/01/left-fears-republicans-will-strip-federal-role-education/
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2015 11:50 am
@gungasnake,
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/v/t1.0-9/46881_10151734602683030_1376093962_n.jpg?oh=4446b82750547fca0e6897d2ef56b508&oe=55497F2D&__gda__=1431663999_94684114bea6143a504980c4695a5aee
Quehoniaomath
 
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Reply Fri 20 Feb, 2015 02:18 pm
@gungasnake,
yes, very good!

I once was on a forum of parents and wrote that schools make their children very very dumb,

Then they started to want to lynch me!!

Ahh well, the messenger...right? Wink
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 19 May, 2015 09:41 pm
http://joemiller.us/2015/05/education-expert-government-schools-warring-on-christianity-deliberately-dumbing-down-students/#ixzz3aa0dK6AB

http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/christians-called-to-resist-feds-grip-on-schools/?cat_orig=us


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....“Independent Christian schools are so much better than government schools, generally speaking, that they don’t even belong in the same category,” he said. “Religious schools, for the most part, are teaching children to read using phonics – the only legitimate way – while government schools are mostly using the quackery known as the ‘whole word’ method to dumb down children. In short, government schools are designed to dumb down students, while Christian schools are designed to educate them.”....

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/christians-called-to-resist-feds-grip-on-schools/#UQHV2R4gBofRkUDp.99
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