Some valid points and concerns about our troubled Public Education system (**courtesy of our buddy, Cosmo). My wife and I currently homeschool our two sons, …and posts like this make us grateful that we do.
Much has changed in the our education system since I attended high school in the mid 80’s and one of the biggest is the number of standardized tests students are required to take.
“High school students in the U.S. take lots of standardized tests. There are state tests, new Common Core-aligned field tests, and an alphabet soup of others like the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) and NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) exams, the SAT, ACT, AP and IB.”
Before I get to my point of this post, don’t misunderstand me. Our educators need to be held accountable and we need to improve how we educate our children (parents are included in this too….) and if you want to improve something then you have to have a metric that you can use to measure your success or failure.
Lord Kelvin put it best:
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OLD: “#BanBossy” — NEW: “Ban EVERY Word We Don’t Like”
In comparison, “Ban Bossy” looks positively restrained.
It was only a couple days ago that I wrote the following about the #BanBossy crowd:
“…we have the smarty-pantsers on the Left trying to remove another word from the English language, as they are wont to do. But words aren’t inherently cruel and a free society has no business banning ANY words. If you ban one word, people will simply substitute some OTHER word to convey that same meaning. Guaranteed.
Worth noting is it seems to be the allegedly free-speech-loving Progressives who are always enamored with the removal or banning of words. Our institutes of higher learning seem especially smitten with this idea…”
And in light of this newest example, my observation can only be termed disturbingly prescient:
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