I think blaming teachers is extremely unfair. They are part of a bureaucracy with no real control over what to teach and how to teach. Teachers don’t control curricula, standards or testing. They have to make do with whatever materials, worksheets and curricula they are given, even if they believe that they are ineffective. They have to prepare students for tests that often don’t effectively test student ability. The belief that teachers are responsible for educational failure has lead to ideas like merit pay and compensation based on student performance. This is a really good article and I agree with Robwrite. I also want to add that we are all intelligent in our own way. This is why I do not agree with our current system of education. While one student might excel in math another might be better suited to the arts or maybe even building things such as an auto mechanic does. Why does our current educational system not encourage students to learn what they have an interest or an affinity to? Also, I would like to point out that the system fails students because they do not prepare them for the real world. Kids do not know how to handle a check book, credit cards, basic parenting skills and many kids today do not have a work ethic. I wish I had been better prepared to handle credit cards and other important aspects of being an adult and I might not be in debt today. I believe kids feel an entitlement that did not exist when I graduated from college. Thanks for a great hub.
In the Northern area of Pakistan which is partially controlled by the Taliban, people are keen to go to school, but are held back, because the Taliban want to control what the boys learn, so that they have a religious education and not much else, and they believe girls should not have an education at all, because girls are considered to be mere breeding machines and virtually slaves and chattels, second class citizens who should know their place and be kept where they can’t be seen.
The advantages are obvious especially for the learners. It helps them to develop an analytical mind, to think critically, and to weigh issues objectively before arriving at a conclusion. It strengthens the learners’ problem-solving skills. Since the learner has developed an analytical, critical, and independent mind, an in-depth to understanding of and involvement in the population education issues become easy. The learner becomes more independent of the teacher, because the learner can solve problems and make decisions on his or her own.
Globally, girls are especially disadvantaged-right now, 130 million girls are not in school worldwide, and millions more face barriers to staying in school. Yet we know that when girls are educated, their families are healthier, they have fewer children, they get married later, and they have more opportunities to generate income.
Clearly, the political history cannot be discounted when examining the overall structure of the educational system in America as it relates to persons of color. Black males did not spontaneously become at risk of educational failure; there is a jagged line that can be traced to the source of this disruption.
Below are all 86 quotes featured in the game (including the six technologies from the Beyond the Sword expansion pack: Advanced Flight, Aesthetics, Laser, Military Science, Stealth, and Superconductor). Although the player chooses the order in which technology is discovered, I have grouped the technologies by era.