Education Secretary Betsy Devos Speech Discussing Self-Interested Education Protesters…

Education Secretary Betsy Devos gives the keynote address at the Magnet Schools of America 2017 National Policy Training Conference.

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69 Responses to Education Secretary Betsy Devos Speech Discussing Self-Interested Education Protesters…

  1. Bull Durham says:

    If she is only 50% effective, it will help children by the tens of millions for generations.
    For sixty years, we have been going backwards and have lost the human resources of at least 50 million beautiful minds that went underdeveloped.
    Minorities will look at this administration as a Second Emancipation in the years ahead.

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    • SoCal Patriot says:

      We have been going backwards, but we now have gender neutral bathrooms. Isn’t that great progress?

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    • wondering999 says:

      Really liked what DeVos said, she is “agnostic” about delivery systems so long as they provide the kids with what they need.

      Also liked her comment about breaking down the “silos” that separate the different delivery systems so that they are isolated from each other.

      There are lots of ways to provide decent, solid educations to children with diverse backgrounds: regular public, magnet, charter, voucher, homeschool, boarding school; also summer schools which currently are restricted to students who are lagging, in my district. The school board claims that there’s “no funding” for summer schools, although there are parents and foundations who could pay for special interests if these were credited just the same as regular classes.

      I don’t see why students cannot study Latin, or Spanish, or Sign Language; literature, history, or any other high school subject covered by the University of Nebraska/Lincoln, and receive credit for this — possibly organizing in small groups at churches, libraries etc., and possibly hiring tutors for a group of motivated scholars.

      Time is valuable and limited. If you have a child who is a good student, there should be no obstructions to their progress, even if this results in early graduation from high school! There are other things to do with life: jobs and job training, travel, exchange student experiences, sports training (especially swimming skills which can be lifesaving). Special interests that may not be possible in a small town’s limited array of classroom offerings. These can all be made available, but my district is one that discouraged my kids and others from anything outside their limited menu. (We made special things happen anyway — but these should have been easy and accessible, and rewarded with credits)

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  2. I read the other day that the main protagonist blocking the secretary is an illegal alien from Afghanistan….LOL….guess he just got a one way ticket home. Idiot.

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  3. Neural says:

    The biggest fear that liberals have in this area is that children will be taught the truth.

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    • jbrickley says:

      More likely the immense amount of money granted to public schools with little to nothing to show for it and the subsequent cuts being made to school programs. Seems every year the amount spent on education climbs with zero improvement or even further decline. The public school money machine needs a full independent audit to show where in the Sam Hill the money went! My guess is administrative costs meaning a whole lot of needless bureaucratic administrator jobs being paid double or triple above market value. Not to mention the scam of school book publishers releasing new editions and charging outrageous prices. Also all those researchers who come up with new learning curriculums similar to Common Core and all the garbage that proceeded it from the 70’s to today. Education hadn’t changed much in 100 years then suddenly these enlightened progressives thought they knew better and mucked around with something that worked to produce something that doesn’t work. Not to mention the indoctrination and spoon feeding of propaganda instead of letting their little minds of mush develop actual critical thinking skills.

      They should be very afraid over vouchers, magnet and private schools taking the money and offering real choice to millions of parents stuck with a poor public school.

      Instead of wrapping kids brains into pretzels with silly Common Core garbage they need to focus on the basics and have frequent drills on those basics. I’ve seen this first hand in private schools taking in students who slipped through the cracks. First thing they do is take the kid off the Ritalin, Adderall, etc. Then they put them in smaller classes with more teacher to student time and start drilling them on the basics like mathematics and use innovative computerized drills that map their progress via dashboards both the teachers and the parents can review. Many of these kids who would have grown to be criminals ended up going to Ivy League schools on scholarships and excelled greatly. Repetition is key in developing speed in basic math, mastering the basics before moving into advanced concepts is required. Also showing actual practical application of mathematics in the real world helps immensely. Most students over the last 50 years have been wondering what the hell am I going to use this for in life can actually be answered!

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      • I can tell you. Few years ago the LA public school system spent $100,000.00 dollars on a new parking lot for thèir corporate offices. In addition the Orange County system they spent millions moving their corporate offices to ocean front property. I am sure that all really helped the failing California school system.

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      • BAM says:

        You are 100% correct that there is too much money in the administration. There is no cap on the number of administrators or their salaries. Schools also count certain administrators as teachers even though they may not teach in a classroom. Some administrators were teachers and found they didn’t like teaching and / or were poor teachers so they moved into administration. The other main problem is that the colleges of education are full of useless classes and philosophy. 100 years ago all that was required to be a teacher was a 2 year degree. Now that being said, 100 years ago a high school graduate received a good education. There also is nothing new under the sun in methods, I’ve seen the same methods reintroduced under a different name. Well, enough for now!

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      • frank says:

        It should be noted here that the last place logic was taught in public schools was proof- based geometry; proving theorems now has been removed from geometry in many schools.

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    • ZZZ says:

      They will be taught CRITICAL and INDEPENDENT thinking.

      This is a big no-no.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      And get smart again.

      Pathetic what has happened to Public School “education”.

      And I was a PS teacher for a while.

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  4. Thank you protestors, for showing us precisely what’s wrong with “DC school’s”.

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  5. alliwantissometruth says:

    The subversive leftist rats nest called an “education” system in this country needs to scrubbed clean from top to bottom

    We the people are the only thing that stands between freedom & leftist / global slavery, & right now leftists are controlling our children

    This needs to be stopped, or there won’t be enough free thinkers to win the war

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  6. Betsy is articulate and lovely.

    I’d limit the numbers of visits this early in the administration. Get some policy positions out there and let it digest.

    Magnet schools are public schools that attract the best and brightest in bigger cities, usually, so if they can’t get it done, no schools can.

    Magnet schools want more funding? They are entitled to no more funding that any other student. If given the choice, what student or parent would NOT choose the magnet school?

    School districts are nothing more than kingdoms with superintendents functioning as rulers. The more students they have, the more funding they receive. This is a problematic area, since the previous administration encouraged schools to participate in the illegal acts of illegal “immigration,” not enforcing these students’ immunizations, forcing districts to fund ESL programs for the illegal actions of the parents, and to then not disclose to any public entity the identities of the illegal immigrants.

    Schools have many areas that they can cut, but forcing out illegal aliens and their children are the first and most important way that we can once again reclaim our educational process.

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  7. WVPatriot says:

    Is it possible to ignore the illiterates, and go only to those states, cities and rural areas that would be ecstatic to participate in this once in a lifetime chance?

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  8. susiepuma says:

    “Diversity” is straight out of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals ………………….Unity, not Diversity……..puke, puke,puke………………………..

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  9. In Bastrop, TX, the illegal alien students are going to stay home tomorrow in protest of feared ICE immigration visits.

    LMAO! I hope they will be packing their bags and making travel plans, but knowing the culture, they will be having fiestas using EBT cards.

    They will also be boycotting their jobs.

    Good. Let America take note just how overrun we are.

    I say “GET OUT!”

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  10. petszmom says:

    i was glad to hear she did get to go back to that school she was blocked from entering and visit the staf, faculty, and students. good to know she didn’t just roll over.

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  11. sunnydaze says:

    Interesting that this is one of the more contentious appointments of the Trump Admin. so far. Lefty protests, etc.

    Clearly, above and beyond the Teachers Union (which is a problem for sure), the Left is also TERRIFIED of losing it’s most well-funded, all-encompassing venue for dumbing down and brainwashing American children: the Monopoly of the Public Schools.

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    • Joyful Noise says:

      School staff have gone bonkers with her appointment. They put DeVos down for not knowing all of the acronyms and educator jargon…big mistake in education circles. You must know the acronyms…

      Something needs to be done. Bad teachers sit at their desks playing computer games (the custodians tell me), while kids play on their phones. I am going crazy watching our kids morals and discipline fall apart in the hallways.

      There are some excellent teachers out there, but nothing happens to the losers. It is a highly politicized environment to work in. I am very concerned about the growing special education population. The paperwork tied to federal money is a very heavy burden on special education teachers. Schools are allowed only so much money for special education kids, so once the school hits the allotted ceiling of federal funds the kids are put in general ed classes without any help. It’s so sad.

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      • wondering999 says:

        Good special education can make a huge difference — and kids with special needs thrown into a general ed class unsupported can cause difficulty for everyone. I haven’t visited this school but would like to — I hope Ms. DeVos gets an opportunity to see it. It looks like a welcoming, friendly place for students and families, and where the teachers get the support they need to do a good job
        http://www.trinityschoolokc.org/

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  12. 4bleu says:

    Such a huge job. It’d be easier to scrap it than try to reform it – because of having to fight resistance every step. Unreal.

    Never saw such a pervasively greedy and dishonest culture as what was created over the past fifty years in US ‘education.’ They will demand more money to fix everything. money should never go to any of the people who’ve been in charge of failed classrooms, schools and districts.

    How does the US expect to have the outcome of well-trained and skilled students who enter the work-force prepared to be adept and adaptable workers/entrepreneurs when it doesn’t even know what a proper teaching classroom looks like? The US school classrooms, public, charter and private are loaded up with expensive unneeded gimmicks. Scores falling? BUY more stuff.

    People would laugh out loud if anyone suggested putting a computer in charge of a failing football team, so plainly absurd it is, but they rush to buy a DVD series and computer programs to be in charge of math or history. Who doesn’t know that children respond to human beings; what person young or old on the planet has ever felt motivated to do better by a machine? Common sense is AWOL. Why is the English educator unable to explain any grammar? Why do the US schools tell everyone that English is a hard language when it’s one of the easiest on the planet to learn? Why is there a disk for foreign language and not a teacher?

    The universities should be required to reform or drop their education degrees – for example, all US primary school teachers should graduate with a level of mathematics to algebra II level, all middle school teachers to pre-calculus, all high school math teachers to calculus II. No more of this outrageous statement from educators in charge of math in schools: “I wasn’t good at math.” Get good.

    Yah. see the dropped jaws already? Obviously, the typical US education degree programs do not include academic rigor, so current US educators give no value-added to a classroom of students. Blind ‘facilitating’ the blind, but getting paid for it, and when the results roll in proving it doesn’t work, blame the students – their IQ, their income level, their color, their neighborhood, their parents… sunspot activity, whatever. Never the educators, even though they have the students with them more hours of a day and week than the kids’ own parents.

    Europe and Asia are graduating 9th grade public school students routinely equipped to begin pre-calculus math at age 15-16. At that age, they are well-skilled academically to leave school for jobs, leave school for trades training, continue on for university. In fewer school hours, European students have already achieved associates degree work by age 18 and enter universities at the junior-senior work level, so they get their university degrees at a younger age than American graduates.

    Meanwhile, the US doesn’t even start algebra I until 9th grade. In just one subject to illustrate, that’s how out of line the US system is. Worse, US schools advertising ‘rigor’ will offer a weaker tea algebra for 8th graders, unaware that in other countries there is no ‘soft’ algebra and those students are equipped at that age to do proper algebra already. And stop the bizarre separating out algebra one year, geometry the next. All it does is make US students forget the algebra I work they did before taking algebra II. Ridiculous. Never been fixed. No other country does that, they mix geometry through the algebra study.

    US universities have become ‘Logan’s Run’ youth-only, life-style resorts, with luxury dorms and spa-like amenities, fooling students into a pampered lifestyle and an unnatural mono-culture of youth they can’t afford after graduation, that they spend 30 years paying off. Cut the universities back to day schools and tuition only – no room and board nonsense.

    Let students find local housing just like everyone else has to. No more trashing dorms, no more cliques and group brainwashing, no more ‘campus rape culture’ because no one lives on campus anymore. Learn to live with a landlord, security deposits, people of other ages, pay rent on time, how to cook and shop – all the adult tasks that a student at the community college or the auto repair guys at the same age have to do.

    The assessments must be done by people outside the US educator class. Otherwise, the US educatorists will mess up every study/report/recommendation to steer decisions to maintain the status quo. They in fact are busy meddling worldwide trying to mess up other countries’ education systems so the US system won’t look so bad.

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  13. trumptyear says:

    REP. MAXINE WATERS, (D) California thinks
    The best methods for helping African-American children…
    Teach Black English. Ebonics !!!!!!

    REP. MAXINE WATERS, (D) California, said “too many African-American children have been entering school year in and year out speaking different language patterns, something other than Standard English”.

    “They really can’t learn the sciences and math and other subjects that are being taught because they are not proficient in the English language ”
    “We want to teach Black English. Ebonics”.

    Why anybody would listen to MAXINE WATERS is beyond me,
    The proper role for federal education funding is not more is money for Ebonics.
    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics-jan-june97-ebonics_01-23/

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    • Sandra says:

      Nobody is saying we want to change English, we want to teach black English. Nobody is saying that.

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      • trumptyear says:

        ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS, Radio Talk Show Host: Proponents of Ebonics feel that teachers should be able to relate to the students by showing that they too are able to speak the structured, cultural student idioms. But I do not agree with this approach, and I’ll tell you why. A teacher would not teach mathematics by trying to show that he or she could make mistakes in addition or subtraction. Must one’s senators have to smoke marijuana to be able to relate to teen-age drug addiction? Should they smoke marijuana in order to teach them a better way? Definitely not. And the same is true with language.

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        • trumptyear says:

          KWAME HOLMAN: But Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who represents a district in Los Angeles, disagrees. She supports programs designed to help teachers understand the language patterns used by some black children and says they’re already working in her city and others.

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          • trumptyear says:

            SEN. LAUCH FAIRCLOTH, (R) North Carolina: But I think Ebonics is absurd. This is a political correctness that simply has gone out of control. As Rev. Jesse Jackson said, it was teaching down to people. And that’s the last thing we need to be doing. Now I’m very much aware that teaching children in schools in the inner cities and in poor neighborhoods all over the country, rural or inner city, has never been easy, and it never will be. But rather than trying to lower the academic standards, we should try some of the old-fashioned remedies that I think would still work. Nobody should be passed from grade to grade unless they can master the basic three R’s of reading, writing, and arithmetic.

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            • trumptyear says:

              The Rev. Jesse Jackson condemned the resolution, saying “I understand the attempt to reach out to these children, but this is an unacceptable surrender, borderlining on disgrace.”
              His comments were seconded by former Secretary of Education William Bennett, former New York governor Mario Cuomo, and Senator Joe Lieberman.[3]
              Jackson would later reverse his position, attributing his initial opposition to a misunderstanding of the school district’s proposal.
              He said, “They’re not trying to teach Black English as a standard language. They’re looking for tools to teach children standard English so they might be competitive.”[4]

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_Ebonics_resolution

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              • 4bleu says:

                The soft sand on all sides on which the debate was based was the total lack of knowledge from everyone involved on how language is actually taught – any language. Schools are supposed to be the centers of learning and knowledge, but they don’t hire people who know any math, know any history, geography, science, foreign languages.

                The ignorant debating the ignorant without confidence or depth of knowledge, so the highly politicized language debate dragged around on ‘impressions’ and gut feelings rather than solid facts and proven experience.

                Also, no one considers that every country in the world has students who have to be taught the common language, so the US schools are hardly the only ones on the planet that have to deal with harmonizing the student body to one common language. How about India with 20 official languages, which the majority of the country’s population cannot speak Hindi or English, the two languages the rest of the world ignorantly believes the majority of Indians speak? Oh, if schools had competent teachers in geography and world nations current events, then everyone graduating school would know that.

                There is a correct way to teach competency in languages, both the national language and foreign languages. It’s well-established and employed daily – just not in the confused USA. thanks to incompetent and knowledge-barren schools.

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  14. Sandra says:

    It’s my understanding that magnet schools can pick and choose which kids will attend the school. That’s why they can do so well. Regular public schools cannot do this. I definitely support magnet schools, but what about all of the kids who are left to rot?

    I hope Betsy DeVos can address the problem of parental lack of involvement and lack of support. You’d think in this modern era every parent would value education but it’s just not true. I know someone who has a daughter who will grow up to be dumb as a rock because mother doesn’t give a crap about the girl’s schooling. The girl was bright when she entered kindergarten but now just 3 years later she is falling behind … and mother isn’t terribly concerned about it. Meanwhile, doors are closing for this girl. Certain careers are all but impossible for her now, even though she’s still so young.

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    • 4bleu says:

      If students were actually sitting in a classroom staffed by an actual teacher, the lack of parental involvement to motivate the kids becomes less severe. In a real classroom, teachers teach the lesson, review it with the students and then supervise their students’ work to make sure they are doing it correctly. Class over, everyone goes home to do whatever they want until the next school day. This used to be the norm in the US before the education system was hijacked and redesigned. What is going on now in the US is severely out of line with long-known correct teaching pedagogy. The problem is with the lack of professionalism and standards of the adults currently employed by the schools.

      In the US system, educators show cartoon and movie videos in class, hand out papers so students work in groups without any guidance and then because the work is slow and parents are misinformed that more work is a sign of school ‘excellence’ they send home two hours of busywork homework a night that parents have to explain to weeping kids. The kids never get relax time, their parents come home from work and have more work to do, everyone is exhausted.

      What sort of insanity or passive aggressive is it to complain a child is failing because they have a bad family environment and yet give them two hours of homework to do… at home in the bad environment and then act all surprised it never gets done? The ‘educator’ was paid to teach in class during normal work hours, but the workload is dumped on parents. Furthermore, it’s a waste of valuable time to give work to a child who has not been shown correctly how to do it because they will do it incorrectly outside of class. The child then has to be retrained to do it right.

      Meanwhile in other countries, real teachers have large classes of kids who work in class, relax at home, and in fewer school hours are three years and more ahead of US students with better skills.

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      • wondering999 says:

        ^^This^^
        Families in earlier 20th century decades tended to be huge. Nobody asked a woman with 10-15 children to do projects with them at night after dinner!!

        A friend who was educated during the 1950s with a suicidal, mentally ill mother commented to me that nobody knew what she was doing in school during that time, or cared — other adults were just trying to keep her fed. Nonetheless she went on to fantastic scholarships because her school achievements were not at all linked to her home environment.

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      • Joyful Noise says:

        Attendance is a big issue. A parent who doesn’t care doesn’t want to be hassled with getting their kids to school. It’s easier to let them stay home. They have it down to a system where students attend every 10th day to avoid penalties and the truancy officer. Homelessness is another issue. Students don’t have stability at home so they are living with their friends or whoever will take them.

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        • wondering999 says:

          Joyful, this is true but there are also other factors, for example bullying on school buses, or in school bathrooms and hallways. Students who feel threatened at school will not be motivated to attend.

          Classrooms which are set up to have students interact in small groups with minimal teacher/adult supervision have certain ideals in mind — but a classroom run this way can turn into a hell of bullying for insecure children, and when I was taking education classes it was taboo to bring this up.

          One teacher introduced the idea of kids lying down and tracing each other’s outline with chalk or crayons. She was stunned when I went up to her after class and related situations where this has led to sexual harassment or outright sexual assault. I suggested that the teacher really needs to know her students, because I’ve listened to kids complain about this activity outside classrooms. Many times education majors are taught ideals but not potential drawbacks or difficulties to the activities they assign in classes

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          • 4bleu says:

            The US school system takes up too many hours of a day, so there is too much down time when bored kids can start trouble and begs for vapid time-filler activities that don’t advance the pillars of academics of readin’ ritin’ and rithmatic.
            This makes it more day care than education.

            Other countries in primary grades – K-5 are running 10 fewer hours week than in US schools. Half-day schools would promote more actual class attentiveness and then send everyone home for lunch and the rest of the day. Some schools could educate twice the students by offering morning school or afternoon school options.

            Parents who work full-time are not likely to support half-days, but academically that’s a better and far more productive block of time for young children especially than all day.

            the US working class is in a bind – with high mortgages, long work hours traps, but with more job opportunities and debt management improvements, families can adapt to more sensible and effective school hours, especially for young children. Business as usual is exhausting US families for little gain, some cases negative gain.

            This all presumes real teachers are in the classrooms, not just paid adults.

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  15. Mike diamond says:

    Betsy devos is the right choice ! She will do a great job!

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  16. Laura Wesselmann says:

    I’m 58 years old, attended Catholic and public grammar schools in New Jersey. My Dad got transferred to Los Angeles in 1969, coinciding with both the growth of the CTA and the inverse decline of public education. Forty-seven years later Los Angeles has the third worst schools in the nation. Go figure.

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    • 4bleu says:

      your age-mates were pretty much the last year of the traditional education. everyone younger than you got the ‘new education.’ There is a great communication/understanding failure between the ‘taught’ generation and the ‘facilitated’ generations. Older people assume everyone had what they had, and can’t understand why there are so many problems, but if they witnessed a US classroom in action today, they’d be shocked at how alien and counterproductive the environment is.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        And likewise, 4Bleu, I know many younger people (45 and under) who are totally unaware of what a “good” education is. They have no idea how the PS ed. has deteriorated in the past decades.

        Because they are completely unfamiliar with a GOOD education, they see no need to change things.

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        • 4bleu says:

          exactly. the cluelessness of the adults has been rather shocking in all this, but the parents of the children in school today were the first recipients of the new way so they’ve not seen a working teacher in action either and are dupes for gimmicks.

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  17. Paul Killinger says:

    I know what the vote totals were.

    Now tell me the kids’ reading and math scores.

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      • 4bleu says:

        25% language and 22% math achievement levels for DC schools for primary?

        But they hope to do better.

        Primary school isn’t rocket science. The adults in charge surely claim they themselves are better educated than a 3rd grader, yet they don’t possess the decency to be shamed of their total reprehensible failure.

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        • Lburg says:

          Those are the elementary schools’ stats. If you want something even more horrifying, look at the HS scores. Abysmal failure on the part of the supposed adults as you correctly pointed out.
          http://dcps.dc.gov/release/dc-public-schools-parcc-scores-released-high-school-students

          And now, they’ve brought in a new chancellor, Antwan Wilson. He was formerly in Oakland, CA. From the WaPo: Wilson cited as successes his negotiation of contracts with labor unions that provided “double-digit salary increases”.

          D.C. Public Schools has a $910 million budget, serving 48,800 students. ($18,648 per student)

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          • 4bleu says:

            12% of HS students are ‘career/college-ready in geometry.’

            The levels of infuriating dodgy-ness are many in this one statistic. Algebra I&II and calculus must be in negative figures. Lest they get too proud of their pathetic achievement, the current US geometry pedagogy is so bad that in international comparative testing not a single US student (from any school) is able to answer even ONE geometry question. Those rhetoric results show DC school kids don’t have the literacy level to read the instructions.

            Goes right back to there isn’t an education system, just an elaborate construct decorated with kids to hire incompetent, unskilled, grasping adults. Not surprised, far from DC, the local high schools around us are also staffed with adults who do not have the educational background in the required subjects to teach any high school level class. Thus, the lack of student achievement.

            The students hang around school classrooms, waiting for the adults to literally toss candy and snacks to them like they were zoo animals, training them to ignore the lack of teaching services (knowledge acquisition) and to groom them to accept begging treats like bribes. Their diplomas are worthless, they fail the national exams.

            In contrast, the European teachers for high school must have masters degrees – and prove skills/knowledge base of the chosen subject specialization for the grade required via rigorous competitive qualifying exams. They don’t walk around eating all day or throw candies to students. Compared to teachers in other countries, US educators are easily seen as the complete empty-headed know-nothings they are.

            But boy howdy, they know how to bunker down, flood the moat and throw up the spiked defense. Money is prized above all, not the well-being of children who society must depend on later when they are adults.

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            • Lburg says:

              4Bleu, I feel your pain and outrage. My children have children now, and I worry so much about the grandchildren. Luckily, they are all very bright and I’m able to get good quality alone time with them to help fill in the blanks….but I am blessed that way. Not everyone is.

              True story – a friend’s third grade child came home with a list of several sentences and was asked to find spelling words, including the word “at”, as part of a homework assignment. The sentence?

              “Where is the candy at?”

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            • 4bleu says:

              in short form (!)…
              from where does the US get the needed type of cadre of professional teachers to staff schools?
              Some serious issues to identify correctly in order to make decentralization work.

              Can’t believe how lost the adult US population seems to be when it comes to how to really educate, and deep pockets companies are appearing out of nowhere that snap up charter and private schools to run them for profit… which would be fine IF they put in real teachers, but it’s the same old incompetent staffing and decline. More monopolies being created, mysteriously.

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