God bless this man…He says exactly what I have been thinking for years.
I have witnessed in my lifetime, the horror of what passes as our school system. When my son was in school…time and time again, I was always up at his school, complaining about one thing or another. I truly believe that schools hold some of the stupidest people, who were being paid big salaries, to sit on their asses all day long and collect taxpayers money.
Too many of our schools have become prisons. Mere education camps for teaching kids to not think, behave, and be bored. Teachers are always complaining about the kids, but kids need to run, to jump, to laugh…we knock all that out of their system, and it’s why we have a nation of stupid people.
I remember going back to my old high school when I was in my twenties. I walked the halls with my friend during classes, and we were both stunned— literally stunned. There was not a word coming out of any child. And this high school held THOUSANDS of kids. Not a sound. The teachers voices droned on in somberly monotone. Those poor kids, I thought to myself I turned to my friend, who had been in the same grade as I, and our mouths dropped with shock…we started laughing it was almost too painful to witness.
When we went to school, everyone was talking, laughing, having fun. When the teacher talked you shut up, but there was always time to smile, to laugh…to see these kids in complete depression was a big awakening for me. As we passed and looked into every classroom, every head was down. All eyes were down. As if they were all frightened. My old high school..had become a prison.
As you can see, this man is furious. And I spent a good portion of my own life being furious at the schools that my son attended, which I myself had attended. I have never met so many stupid, and arrogant people in one place in my life, and our country’s schools are FILLED with idiots. The ones who could help the children, like this teacher said, are not allowed to. That’s not saying that here and there we don’t still have good schools, it s just that IF you live in a democratic district, your schools are almost federal prisons. And they are all starting to look like prisons. The newer ones have no windows at all.
And…while now they will fortress the school against criminals, the PARENTS are also kept out. This was happening when I was trying to visit my son. You would go to the office, and they would always say…even AFTER school was over. “If we let you into the school. ALL the parents will want to come in.” Nope. You could not monitor the class even though YOU paid their salaries. The system is so messed up. As a parent, you have to be careful, because the teachers let you know, THEY hold your child’s future in their hands. Too many of them will remind you of that if you even complain.
One can only surmise, that our government WANTS a stupid people. A smart and educated populace would never put up with them.
Kids learn better when they are having fun. Don’t listen to me, listen to the man whose inventions give you EVERYTHING you use everyday; Thomas Edison. Here’s some things he had to say about teaching children.
“I like the Montessori method. It teaches through play. It makes learning a pleasure. It follows the natural instincts of the human being. The trouble with our way of education as generally followed is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It cast the brain into a mould. It insists that the child must accept. It does not encourage original thought or reasoning and it lays more stress on memory than on observation. It breeds fear and from fear comes ignorance.”
Nothing is going to doom this nation more than raising generations of stupid kids. And that’s what we’ve done, and will continue to do. It’s one of the reasons we have Obama. He puts on his jet set cool leather jacket, and smiles, and half the people believe anything he says, because they went through the American school system.
The only place it seems we are excelling is computer technology, where Apple, Facebook, and all the others are execelling…ever ask yourself WHY?
Because they have FUN! They have gyms, and playgrounds, and swimming pools when you go to work there…, and then they work hard.
If we did this in our schools, no country in the world could match our kids. No country in the world runs their schools with the aim to take a mind and set it up for learning for life. This man to me, is a hero.
If only ALL the teachers were as smart as him.
Nobody Wins when we run our schools like concentration camps.
The problem with Newtown is a cultural one…not a gun problem. This kid, was raised in the finest schools, and probably felt like an outcast all through the school years. Mix in divorce with that, and you have a time bomb. They said he was extremely intelligent.
Well, it’s the intelligent ones who are destroyed in our schools. I don’t know how many really brillant kids I have seen been ostracized in school, simply because they were smart, and had energy. Instead of nurturing our own natural intelligent resources, we are destroying them.
It’s up to the parents to make sure your kids survive.
(Sorry about the rant…it’s just that I have SO many bad memories of the absolute horrors of our educational system.)