Will’s Thoughts – The Current Education System Is A Complete Failure
It’s my humble opinion that one of the greatest wastes of time, money and manpower in all of modern history is the current education system. It’s a gluttonous, insatiable pig that needlessly consumes massive amounts of public resources to attempt to establish its own concept of a ‘social norm’ and it’s failed miserably. After more than two hundred years, all it’s ever accomplished was producing worker bees to keep the financial honey flowing into the buckets of big business and governments. Education was once only a social privilege, which unfortunately, was often abused. So, education used the guise of ‘equality’ to try to establish a level playing field and before long, managed to make itself mandatory. Not surprisingly, as with most hair-brained, do-gooder actions throughout history, its objectives were not achieved. Instead, it created useless mammoth institutions that are now enormous tax burdens to society, a society that desperately needs those funds allocated to maintain critical public infrastructures. Education has also inflicted extreme social distress on many, many generations, subjecting children to years of needless humiliation, bullying and even sexual abuse.
Millions of students today are being ‘freighted’ through educational systems, arriving illiterate in grade one and then twelve years later get shipped out still virtually illiterate, making high school diplomas worth only as much as the paper they’re printed on. The result of ‘education’ is that today people are being excluded for jobs simply because they have too little or too much education. Yet nothing’s being done to stop the devastation that this blatant discrimination has on people’s lives. People who may have been excellent employees if only given a chance are being cast aside like social trash. And for no other reason than for lacking a virtually worthless piece of paper that a group of short-sighted, socially impudent and pedantic academic idiots fabricated. A useless piece of paper that people MUST possess in order to have ‘worth’ in today’s culture. But, education today is merely a moronic twelve year memory exercise that requires people to absorb and retain huge amounts of outdated and incorrect information that they’ll likely never use. Regardless of whether they wanted to learn it or not.
Given the devastating state of the economy and the ‘real’ state of national unemployment rates, now would be an excellent time to revamp the entire educational system and make it much more accountable to taxpayers, socially current and relevant. We need to learn from education’s many mistakes and failures and correct the terrible social prejudices and injustices that it’s produced. All people have worth, but education’s a bullying beast that does not agree. It’s worked tirelessly to insure that unless you bear ‘the mark of the beast’, you cannot get a job or be elected. Isn’t it ironic that we have uneducated six year old kids today who play with technology so advanced that once it could only be operated by academics? Kids, who by the age of eighteen, will have hand-eye coordination superior to that of any jet fighter pilot’s, yet they’ll still be considered socially worthless and stupid if they simply don’t know or even care what a synonym is?
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How very true, when I was a boy you were made to learn parrot fashion, ok, I can do mental arithmetic, but as for any thing else I can’t remember remember much. It was also drummed into us to write neatly and keep the letters within the lines on the paper, nowadays I need half a sheet of paper to sign my name. I also memorised passages from the bible and recieved a new testament as a prize for my feat of memory, could I recite any of those passages today? no sirree bob.
what is a synonym anyway?
tata the noo
I went back to school & I got my Good Enough Diploma (GED) now they call it a Dogwood but it didn”t give me foodsafe (more stupid paperwork) so I can say wood you like fries with that. That was when I was thirty,now they want people younger to train, as they can”t say no discounted fatfood and minimum wages with no hope of advancing to a job with benefits.I wonder how come there are so many fat kids now come from fatfood places with bad teeth and type two diabetes? When I did this I was wo
Sorry ,to finish my statement ,I was working at a job in a mill when I went and got my GED and never quit now I am retired with a good pension and have to still take P.E. for my health!
Thanks guys. The education system is a classic example of scholastic idiots trying to drive a octagon peg into a board with no hole (I would have said a round peg in a square hole, but their stupidity goes so incredibly far beyond that).
Let’s take another example of do-gooders gone wild…hmmm…why, Reefer Madness!
What a colossal waste of money, time, manpower and resources it turned out to be, and one that resulted in decades of cruel and inhumane treatment of human beings, only because of a few socially retarded idiots convinced themselves, and the world, that their hair-brained idea would do good.
But, who’s really to blame, the perpetrators of evil, or the people who allow the perpetrators of evil to perpetrate the evil?
I thought that you would get comments chastising you for this article. Surprise! You are quite right. Every school kid should know that if you want to succeed in the school system, just get to know your teacher and answer any questions as that teacher would want you to, even if you disagree entirely. To get that higher mark, regurgitate only the “facts” that were fed in class. I saw this back in the 1940’s when I was in high school. I had a friend who was “into” science and occasionaly criticized the science program, and had the audacity to question the science teacher on subjects beyond the teacher’s knowledge and ability. He damn near failed. Others who could memorize the elemental atomic weight table, but didn’t really know what it was about, scored high. To get that diploma or degree, play the game, but search for real knowledge on your own and don’t tell the teacher or professor.
Yep, I thought I might get some heat over it too, but I guess there is unspoken understanding that the system is broke, needs to be changed, and everyone seems to be waiting in anticipation for an academic messiah. It really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, how often do ‘cookie cutter’ solutions work out? One of our readers, Len, was nice enough to send me this link to an article about changing the system: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ken_robinson_changing_education_paradigms.html