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Here's an article about public schools in West Virginia circa 1931. Those long-gone public schools were far superior to the schools we have now. Isn't that weird, not to mention tragic?
We could get rid of the entire Department of Education, Common Core, everything the Education Establishment wants to impose on us; and do exactly what the people in West Virginia did 80 years ago. We would save a trillion dollars and get better results. As I say, isn't that weird?? Everyone's head should be spinning, that's how weird it is.
I write a lot of articles arguing that public schools are being dumbed down by John Dewey's "progressive" successors, all the while pretending that their bad ideas are intended to help children learn more.
This is the same malarkey we've heard for the last seven years with regard to Common Core.
Is it rude to point out the obvious? These people prevaricate. They have to. That's how they push big nothings like New Math and Whole Language into the schools.
The article discusses the test that students had to take to get into high school in 1931. The questions typically would be considered unanswerable by most college graduates today.
Dumbing down is not a figure of speech. It's not gaudy hyperbole. It is a factual description of what has happened to all public schools. Social engineers control the schools, and use them for other-than-academic purposes. That's the whole game in a sentence.