doing the math on school closures
Numeracy was necessary for an industrial society that required technically competent factory workers, mechanics, and engineers. Numeracy is unnecessary to a hyperreal society in which the bulk of the populace lives in pods, eats bugs, and spends their days plugged into Oculus Rift. In fact, numeracy is a net negative in such a case. Can't have the plebs doing math, they might realize things don't add up.
I’m grateful for my son’s Zoom classes after lockdown. I witnessed with my eyes and ears how his “Science “ teacher was indoctrinating they/their students. They/Them or Mx. (not Ms.)let their students know that they reaffirmed their gender identity over the summer. That was the best “science” lesson for me. My son is homeschooled now and will not step foot inside the Woke school district again.
Low math scores? No worries. They can become politicians or public health officials still as long as they know how to use the word equity.
As a parent of a child in California public schools, I will never forgive the Democrats for forcing schools to close for 1.5 years. Never. This is the logical result of those horrific decisions.
Nobody cares about public education, least of all educators and their political donation recipients. The quality of the US education system will remain low among developed - and some undeveloped - nations until quality education is framed as patriotic.
I, for one, cannot wait to live in a country where innumerate engineers design bridges and high-rise buildings and illiterate doctors and nurses make crucial medical decisions. What a time to be alive.
Who cares though, really? Math curriculum in this country is steeped in white supremacy and a western colonialist perspective. COVID-19 gave us a once-in-a-lifetime chance to Transform these antiquated pedagogical structures. That process is going to be painful for the privileged, including *checks notes* black and hispanic students. 🤔
Just one more way to dumb down the masses. The caste system works better when the slaves are stupider.
Not just public school kids…Check out the NY state average NCLEX passing rates for BSN nurses…zoom nursing education didn’t fare well either! Don’t get sick! http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nclexrn2018-2022.htm
I dunno, almost like these elites want us to be subservient to them so we can’t have our own successful society without them 🧐
Public schools are hellbent on not teaching children math. I just pulled my 8 year old son out because they refused to provide curriculum for him despite being in a so-called gifted program. He is about 5 years above grade level.
"I'm so happy I'm a Delta, I wouldn't want to be an Alpha, they have to do so much work, and I could never be an Omega, they are so slow, no I'm happy I'm a Delta, because Delta is just right."
I am working on a project to help the kiddos, https://dailyprogress.org should be finished in the next week or so.
Low attendance makes it tough to prescribe tots hormone and attention juice and gender dysphoria classes.
As a former math teacher, I cringe at what they have done to the discipline. Following, is an excellent article from Granite Grok ~ the video "Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth" is the piece de resistance!
California doesn't appear to br in the list. We shut down for 1.5 years. I'm sure nothing has gone wrong.
The poor coffee farmers used to get raw deals from the companies coming up to the mountains to buy their crop. One farmer, the wealthiest if them, comparatively speaking, had a wife who could do arithmetic.
I suspect the model is the old coffee farmer serf one.
Most will be not at all shocked that there is government money allocated to catching kids up. They will, of course, not be using that money for that purpose. They need a year where all the fluff is cut, the summer session is done away with and the kids are brought back up to where they should be with math and English. Will that happen? No. People can pretend there is little consequence to that, but there is. Long term, real consequences for earning power and the health of our nation... such as it is.
And these kids were not all that well educated before the debacle of 2020-2021. I have tutored a few over the years. Shockingly poor rudimentary math skills. Not hyperbole.