“I'll say what teachers unions and everyone who knows at least one good teacher won't. Teachers protected from ever actually having to prove they can perform the job they collect checks written by tax payers for is so fundamentally perverted and flat stupid that any educator with the gall to protect such unchecked hemorrhaging of public funds should be fired on the spot for lack mental faculties found required to operate a speak and spell without supervision and clearly demonstrating their own incompetence at understanding the importance of the task educators perform. What other profession can one prevent any form of performance evaluation and has the ability to manipulate the evidence of their own ineffectiveness? Test answer keys are given out to memorize before finals. Final reviews are discussed in class only in so far as every answer for every blank is given, but no explanation. The actual final is just the review with the page order swapped. Teachers will make up some reason why they have to leave the room for fifteen minutes during an exam warning, "not to use notes, books, or friends" as they depart with a wink and a smile. If a student's with spotlight parents receive preferential treatment as well as less scrutiny when grading assignments. Most of the parent's are well aware of the perks and engage only for that purpose. Their child is being well prepared for the shock of a lifetime when college arrives and professors let the red ink flow.”
“The lack of wisdom transferred during college years has nothing to do with not being "college material". Complete lack of originality in course structure at the high school levels has killed the majority of teacher's zeal for teaching. Spending an entire month learning nothing but "test busting" techniques in preparation of standardized state evaluation tests is spending a month teaching that which has no application to real world. Life isn't multiple choice and the most common answer occurring on an answer key being C has zero real world applicability. Want higher scores? Teach the material better. Find a new way if the old one isn't working. Teaching me how to narrow down multiple choice answers to the best guess won't change a single performance if by surprise they change the test format to free response without telling anyone. Master the material and regardless of the form of the test scores won't be a concern. If you know a mathematical principle you have no problem expressing it in many ways. If you know only how to take a multiple choice test you only can express your understand in degrees of A,B,C,D, and E. Vary your techniques of teaching based off the individual's particular mode of learning. Radical concept, but I should not be learning the exact same material that has been taught since the 1950's. Computers have revolutionized everything. Schools seriously can only think of using them to teach basics of Microsoft Office?? Complete failure.”
“I fail to understand why it is assumed that the exact same training for job skills which vocational schools utilize cannot be moved into high school and provide income earning opportunities at an age as early as 15. I went to a low to middle income earning public high school and the same generation which is chastised for a poor work ethic is prevented from getting jobs for reasons like no reliable transportation. Usually parents are work until after 6. What job can one get at 15 which starts work after 6 and allows one to be home early enough to do "homework" and get 8 hours sleep? Without a job one can't afford a car to create reliability.
Homework really is just busy work serving no end other than providing a number to place into a blank square in a grade book later to be divided by the number of tasks received in a particular time interval, all assigned only to numbers for blanks. You report only a mean score which absolutely reflects less of intelligence level than the ability to perform a predetermined identical task in an identical was as your peers.
Make sure to stay off the drastically under-qualified, over protected teacher's radar so that your work isn't graded with a higher degree of scrutiny than the other student's whose intelligence level was long ago inflated by the teacher's determination sitting still, quiet, and serene reflects intelligence. Debate and originality are dead.”
“Colleges are no longer using ability and performance as their guidelines for success. Mandatory attendance policies are utilized to justify dropping as much as an entire letter grade from student's final score. Originality of ideas has given way to the ability to simply regurgitate the opinion of the professor. The colleges prevent borderline students from receiving their degrees in order to manipulate performance numbers such as the average graduates GPA. Tests are no longer designed to reflect subject knowledge but the ability to take a test which is constructed in the trickiest manner possible. The quantity of material to be covered in a semester has swelled to a point where Adderall is passed around campus libraries like Pez. The students who can afford to pay $60 for each AP test in high school are required to take half as many classes at the college level as those who economically can't afford $500 additional dollars to be spent during a student's senior high school year. The individuals who have to work while attending school have been placed at such an alarming disadvantage one begins to wonder whether or not the increases in performance demanded as well as tuition hikes haven't been applied so as to purposely prevent the economically disadvantaged from rising above their current station. The system is being manipulated and broken in specific areas. Colleges receive immunity from legislative repercussions by the requirement that the state legislature must approve and suit against a state institution.”