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Dumbing down of America (and the world)
louiswinthorpeIII
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Dumbing down of America (and the world)
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From the NY Times, the Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pd...rdexam.pdf

What the f*#k happened?
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Aileana
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
louiswinthorpeIII  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:14 PM)
From the NY Times, the Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pd...rdexam.pdf

What the f*#k happened?

the US department of education was founded in 1867 so my guess would be the public education system

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain
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louiswinthorpeIII
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
Aileana  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:17 PM)
louiswinthorpeIII  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:14 PM)
From the NY Times, the Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pd...rdexam.pdf

What the f*#k happened?

the US department of education was founded in 1867 so my guess would be the public education system

So much like the patriot act, it's been down hill since.
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dolphin
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
louiswinthorpeIII  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:14 PM)
From the NY Times, the Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pd...rdexam.pdf

What the f*#k happened?


Your Answer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIC0eZYE...r_embedded

All The Dots Connected.
http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-Aldous-H...rge-Orwell
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Xantequia
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
Aileana  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:17 PM)
louiswinthorpeIII  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:14 PM)
From the NY Times, the Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pd...rdexam.pdf

What the f*#k happened?

the US department of education was founded in 1867 so my guess would be the public education system

I agree. Now a days you have schools teaching kids that competition means nothing because no matter who "wins" everyone gets an award so no one feels bad. Also teachers dont care about the kids as much since there is no discipline in the home, why discipline them at school? Kids are rude to older people and dont care about authority. So it all trickles down. "Pass them to get them out".
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Aileana
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
Xantequia  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:57 PM)
Aileana  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:17 PM)
louiswinthorpeIII  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:14 PM)
From the NY Times, the Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pd...rdexam.pdf

What the f*#k happened?

the US department of education was founded in 1867 so my guess would be the public education system

I agree. Now a days you have schools teaching kids that competition means nothing because no matter who "wins" everyone gets an award so no one feels bad. Also teachers dont care about the kids as much since there is no discipline in the home, why discipline them at school? Kids are rude to older people and dont care about authority. So it all trickles down. "Pass them to get them out".

exactly!! their are no consequences to anything for kids these days. the line between discipline and abuse became so blurred that parents became scared to do anything. i remember when my nephew was little and my sister would count to three.. really!! i remember screaming at her saying 'that was the warning you were mad, you count...' well it only took a short time for him to start to count back chuckle

its not funny, its tragic that we have become so damn scared that it was so easy for everyone to fall for the no child left behind farce. yeah they just kept them all dumb

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
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Enaid
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
The American public school system - happened.

There are some good essays written about it - floating around.

Horace Mann, Prussian education system etc. -

Can't have good little automaton workers thinking for themselves - now can we. (Said as a statement - not a question.)
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louiswinthorpeIII
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
Xantequia  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:57 PM)
Aileana  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:17 PM)
louiswinthorpeIII  Wrote: (04-11-2011 04:14 PM)
From the NY Times, the Harvard entrance exam from 1869.

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pd...rdexam.pdf

What the f*#k happened?

the US department of education was founded in 1867 so my guess would be the public education system

I agree. Now a days you have schools teaching kids that competition means nothing because no matter who "wins" everyone gets an award so no one feels bad. Also teachers dont care about the kids as much since there is no discipline in the home, why discipline them at school? Kids are rude to older people and dont care about authority. So it all trickles down. "Pass them to get them out".

they did some survey in NYC that was kind of funny... Get this...

adults at my school yell at the students
never 5%
some of the time 55%
most of the time 28%
all of the time 12%

most students in my school treat each other with respect
strongly agree 0%
agree 37%
disagree 49%
strongly disagree 13%

and it goes down from there. they made a big deal how communicating loudly is not yelling to the students which only reafirmed their belief the adults are just lying to them. Hell even after reading this horrible book about the 1800's and workers rights (so communist! how dare workers have rights) the kids started protesting and petitioning that the school was unfair.

oops

And get this my kid now has assignments on mother f*cking Ho Chi Minh! Do you believe that?! Talk about an agenda!

But the funny thing is the kids see it as a way to fight the system in place, not what they intended to 'teach' them. lol the backfire is funny.
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dolphin
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
Charlotte Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDyDtYy2I0M

All The Dots Connected.
http://lunaticoutpost.com/Topic-Aldous-H...rge-Orwell
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louiswinthorpeIII
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
Enaid  Wrote: (04-11-2011 05:08 PM)
The American public school system - happened.

There are some good essays written about it - floating around.

Horace Mann, Prussian education system etc. -

Can't have good little automaton workers thinking for themselves - now can we. (Said as a statement - not a question.)

yeah i had to study the prussian disaster as a kid... and they laid blame for wwi on how it structured people to just do. I guess that was the underlying point of breaking people and getting them into the system.
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Andromeda
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
The kids going to Harvard today probably can almost definitely do that exam except for the latin and greek. That material isn't tough at all, for today's ivy leaguers. Remember, they have the Internet and computers, and they are sophisticated as hell.

There's a big gap between public education standards and private ones.

Even in public schools, a lot of them have Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. If a kid really maxes all the public school system has to offer academically, they would be able to go to college already knowing up to sophomore year calculus, physics, chemistry and a foreign language or two.

In the U.S. parents are more concerned with the culture that their kids learn in public schools, which is often outside their social and religious comfort zones, than academics. When the parents do get involved, they seem to want to try to control social programming, sexual and evolutionary education, etc. And they put an enormous amount of time and effort into things like school fairs and bake sales and sports programs, as well.

IMO the kids do about as well as their parents' ability to help them focus on academics and navigate the system.
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RE: Dumbing down of America (and the world)
It all comes back to and starts in the home.....for years, the American people have allowed this to happen and have done nothing to combat it....if you think things are bad now....continue to let the politicians dictate your lives....see what things will be like in another 10 years......
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