Breaux has not felt well for the past few weeks, but he’s back now.
Education? Today? This is a joke, right?
How can they call what is going on in public schools education. These younguns can’t even read, write, and perform simple math. That is the results of twelve years of public school? Not very impressive, is it?
When I went to school the rules were simple. You were expected to pass and graduate. There were no excuses for failure, but if you did fail you were fixin’ to get a butt-whupping from your parents.
Our parents backed the teachers, and defended them against us. We thought it was cruel. Our parents made sure we were in school every day and only God could save you if you played “hooky”. Death was the only excuse to miss school. When you told your mother you felt bad and couldn’t go to school, she put you in bed. No TV, no toys, no entertainment, no nothing. If you were too sick to go to school, obviously you were too sick to do any of those other things. You were kept home to be healed.
In school, we broke open thermometers with our teachers help, to play with the mercury and got lead off of construction sites to make balls for our slingshots (We actually called them something else back then). There was lead paint in our houses but we weren’t allowed to chew on the window sills. We usually had a full belly when we went to bed so we weren’t hungry. Even if you did eat the paint, you lived through it.
Nowadays, youngsters learn how to use a computer at an early age. That’s OK, but they don’t progress much further than that. The computer gives them all of the answers they need. They can read, but only short phrases and no books for sure. They cannot add, subtract, multiply, or divide uaing a pencil. When asked about this they will tell that they do not need to learn all of that stuff because they have a computer to tell them the answers. What will they do when the power goes off????
They are not taught to think on their own. Why should they watse all that time trying to figure something out when they can type a word into the computer and “Walla”, there’s the answer. What will they do when the power goes off????
There is a problem with depending on the internet for all of your answers. That is the fact that many things on the internet is just another persons’ opinion.
Oh yeah. I almost forgot. SAT tests. When I was young, the only people who took the SAT test were the ones who were going to college. They generally showed up a the nearest college and sat down with hundreds of other students and four hours later the instructor yelled, “Time”. That was the signal to stop. Guess what. Very few people scored low on those tests. They had no prep for the test and passed on what they had learned over the past 12 years.
Now the high school students have practice tests before they have the real test. The reason given for this method was “that it wasn’t fair to send those kids into the real world unprepared”. What did they learn in 12 years? Obviously, nothing. What will do when the power goes off????
I have many friends who are teachers and they are very dedicated. But their hands are tied and many times they cannot teach. The administration makes the rules that the teachers have to abide by, or they will lose their jobs. What will THEY do when the power goes off????