American Education: Intellectual

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    You might be interested to learn that in New York City approximately 1/3 of the High School students drop out and the vast majority of the 2/3 that do "Graduate" cannot perform even at community college level without remedial education. What pathetic, lowbrow standards are we setting for our children? This is in American's premier city, the cultural and financial center of our nation. It is not a question of money either, the city spends $18,000 per student.

    In Renaissance Florence, Lorenzo Medici set up an educational system that spent generously on scholars and books (under $18,000 per pupil) and produced the greatest artist of the period; Il Magnifico set a standard for excellence and in return we got Michelangelo. In America, we set up a state run Third World educational system that intellectually abuses children, makes them give up, breaks them, fails to teach them and in return we get wards of the state and loyal Democrat Party voters. Our education system is a form of pedophilia where our kids are abused on a daily basis. In the inner city parents cry to let the children to attend Charter school and be given a chance for a full and rewarding life. In response, our educational system tries to cut the exits.

    It has to end, the educational system must be transformed and reformed. We have to stop the intellectual abuse of our kids at the hands of a state run educational system.
     
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    Who told you that NYC was America's "premier city"?
     
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    talk about your disingenuous op. I bet he never made it to community college
     
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    The failure of public education, which has trickled up to higher education, is the greatest tragedy of the USA, by far.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    "Thirty years ago, 10 percent of California’s general revenue fund went to higher education and 3 percent to prisons. Today nearly 11 percent goes to prisons and 8 percent to higher education." Friedman/Mandelbaum in 'That Used To Be Us'

    CrusaderFrank, you do realize you live in America right? Americans worship money, followed by sports, followed by TV, followed by drugs and drink and fast food. Religion comes just a bit down from there. Education no where to be found. Give an American a few bucks, big fries, and 50 inch TV with all the sports channels and they will think they are in heaven. ;)

    "Every tenth man would give up sex if he never had to go to work again. Almost half of British men would give up sex for half a year in exchange for a 50-inch TV." sex survey anon


    "Great inequality is the scourge of modern societies. We provide the evidence on each of eleven different health and social problems: physical health, mental health, drug abuse, education, imprisonment, obesity, social mobility, trust and community life, violence, teenage births, and child well-being. For all eleven of these health and social problems, outcomes are very substantially worse in more unequal societies." Richard Wilkinson/Kate Pickett The Evidence in Detail | The Equality Trust
     
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    You'd be wrong.

    And no one would be surprised
     
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    It's one of the greatest American ripoffs too. How much of our tax dollars do we sink into education and our kids can't read,write and do basic math? Just attempt to read any teens facebook page and you'll see what I mean. To cover up the crap education our kids are getting they dumb down the curriculum so kids pass easier. No Child left behind has only made the problem worse as educators will do just about anything to pass children who shouldn't be passed. We need to stop teaching a smorgasbord and concentrate the curriculum on the more important basics. Parents also need to crack down on thier kids. Some of the crap that goes on in the class room is insane. Parents, it's not the teachers job to do your job for you.
     
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    We have an intentionally sabotaged, Eastern Bloc educational system in this country; it gets progressively worse every year
     

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