With students out of school and fumbling about for a year+, the result would appear to be a loss of upwards of 2 years of education. Thus an eighth grader would remain in 8th grade for 2-3 years just to catch up. As a result, states have called upon the federal government to alleviate standardized testing. Why? Because no student will pass their grade level. Why? Because CoVid shutdowns denied children their right to education.
The elimination of the standardized tests simply extends the illusion of education. In actuality, these children across the GLOBE have been damaged severely. And in the US, states and state governors are busily trying to shroud that truth in a cloth of illusion.
The US public school system was already incredibly abysmal with students graduating from high school who couldn’t put together a declarative sentence, couldn’t make change at a cash register, or couldn’t tell you the name of past presidents much less our first.
It was widely accepted that children integrating from Australia, South Africa, and parts of Europe would automatically graduate to a year or more of their supposed grade level by US terms or standards.
Given the CoVid nightmare of equalizing every ‘DOWN’, that would include making US students even further removed from grade levels in order to create a new global ignorance. Today, an eight grader in the US might test as a 5th grader in Australia. And this is the definition of equality. Down. Everything must be down –
Instead of lifting, the Powers have decided it is much easier to simply even the field by making everyone an – idiot.
Who is onboard? Washington, Colorado, North Carolina, California, Ohio, etc… just look for the Blue Light and there you will find the desolate. A sweet boy in my state battled against his anger because he was relegated to online learning for college and it simply wasn’t working. He dropped out.
While we mourn the elderly in nursing homes and Alzheimer’s facilities for dying by the hands of murdering governors, where is the outrage for the children!? Raising a generation of lost souls and embittered minds. The school solution is more mental psychologists and counselors! Really! Really!
That is parallel to the Pharma solution. Drugs. Not cures. Drugs. Drugs that create more side effects requiring more drugs to combat the side effects. The CURE for our children is NOT Psychologists – it is normalcy. Normalcy is based on sports, relationships, interaction, and lastly – education. It is just the way it is and always has been.
For example, South Carolina recently asked to be relieved of the following requirements:
- South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY) in English language arts and mathematics (grades 3-8)
- South Carolina Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (SCPASS) in science (grades 4 and 6)
- End-of-Course examinations in Biology, Algebra, U.S. History and the Constitution, and English (all grades)
- English Language Proficiency and alternate assessments (when applicable)
How freaking sad is this that a state governor would desire to reveal that the middle school students in his/her county, or state, can not even read English with proficiency, much less have career ready math at a grade level of 8th, or Science at a grade level of 6th, or any grade level evaluations in the collective of Math, Reading, Science, English or History!
Public Schools are mainstay of our Property Taxes. We Pay their salaries, their benefits, their holidays, their pensions. And NOW – We PAY for them to do NOTHING. I want a rebate. Not just a renouncement of current taxes, but a renouncement of prior taxes that gave a DEAD Education. I want my Money Back. Because I did not authorize a fake education. I AM PISSED>
Having raised three boys in the public school system, I can attest to the constant battles, the awful teaching, and once in a while the perfect teacher! And we had 2. They shined!
But it took a shitake of parental involvement each day to mitigate the faulty teaching, faulty teachers, and down-right messes of civilization authorized to teach. It should NOT be so.
I cannot imagine the mess that is defined as “Public Teaching” today whether it be in kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school or college. I would pronounce them all incompetent and advocate for Charter and/or HomeSchooling. Period. And I certainly don’t think I should have to pay for their idiotic Mess. I am – Afterall – Their Employer.