Joe asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

Who is responsible for the miserable state of education in the US ?

I want a name

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  • 10 years ago
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    The puposeful destruction of Education in the US does not lie within one name.

    Education and the mass media promote world order. In Thinking About A New World Order for the Decade 1990, author Ian Baldwin, Jr. asserts that:

    "... the World Law Fund has begun a worldwide research and educational program that will introduce a new, emerging discipline -- world order -- into educational curricula throughout the world... and to concentrate some of its energies on bringing basic world order concepts into the mass media again on a worldwide level."

    In "Dare the School Build a New Social Order?", Educator author George Counts asserts that:

    "... the teachers should deliberately reach for power and then make the most of their conquest" in order to "influence the social attitudes, ideals and behavior of the coming generation... The growth of science and technology has carried us into a new age where ignorance must be replaced by knowledge, competition by cooperation, trust in Providence by careful planning and private capitalism by some form of social economy."

    1933 -- The first Humanist Manifesto is published. Co-author John Dewey, the noted philosopher and educator, calls for a synthesizing of all religions and "a socialized and cooperative economic order." Co-signer C.F. Potter said in 1930:

    "Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour once a week, teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?"

    The Teacher and World Government by former editor of the NEA Journal (National Education Association) Joy Elmer Morgan is published. He says:

    "In the struggle to establish an adequate world government, the teacher... can do much to prepare the hearts and minds of children for global understanding and cooperation... At the very heart of all the agencies which will assure the coming of world government must stand the school, the teacher, and the organized profession."

    Walden II by behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner proposes "a perfect society or new and more perfect order" in which children are reared by the State, rather than by their parents and are trained from birth to demonstrate only desirable behavior and characteristics. Skinner's ideas would be widely implemented by educators in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s as Values Clarification and Outcome Based Education.

    Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Handbook II is published. Author Benjamin Bloom states:

    "... a large part of what we call 'good teaching' is the teacher's ability to attain affective objectives through challenging the students' fixed beliefs."

    His Outcome-Based Education (OBE) method of teaching would first be tried as Mastery Learning in Chicago schools. After five years, Chicago students' test scores had plummeted causing outrage among parents. OBE would leave a trail of wreckage wherever it would be tried and under whatever name it would be used. At the same time, it would become crucial to globalists for overhauling the education system to promote attitude changes among school students.

    NEA recommends the following Saul Alinsky books to those members of our Association who are involved in grassroots organizing, especially Association Representatives (ARs) — also known as building reps or shop stewards — and leaders at local affiliates.

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  • 10 years ago

    In order of worst on down.

    1. Parents

    2. Teacher's Unions

    3. Teachers

    4. Children

    5. Wrong role model ideals

    The worst is of course parents. We see this when 2 children in the same school. A child with parents involved will be getting B's and A's. The children without parental involvement will be failing or falsely passed.

    Teachers Unions and teachers because new teachers with all the energy and desire to teach are the first fired and layed off while those with tenure who just want a check and really don't care anymore and have no interest in understanding todays children are a waste of time.

    The Children lack the motivation because of parents and the teachers failure to make it something feeling desirable. The children also think that somehow when they are an adult someone will just take care of them still.

    Bad role models also, children rather try and aim to be a sports star making millions or a rap star then being an acedemic scholar who helps better the world in their own way be it a doctor, nurse, teacher, scientist, or whatever.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Department of Education.

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  • 10 years ago

    I couldn't give you one name. But let's just say that it is the Department of Education...yes, the federal government who sets the funding and curriculum.

    Money is taken from the local government and redistributed to all areas after it is eaten up by the bureaucracy that decides what is what when it comes to education.

    Being that it is a bureaucracy, nothing useful gets done and we get what we have now...

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  • 10 years ago

    Education is like every other public service in the US - you can get the best in the world, but only if you can afford it. The bottom and the middle get virtually nothing. I'm inclined to blame the slow starvation of the public education system on thirty years of right-wing market ideology.

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  • 10 years ago

    nobody is responsible, hence the miserable state

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  • 10 years ago

    Teachers Unions...I'm sure with an internet search, you can find names.

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  • 10 years ago

    Teachers they are up to something

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  • 10 years ago

    government and greed.

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