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Sun Oct 15, 2017, 10:47 PM

Secrets of Finland's Education

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Reply Secrets of Finland's Education (Original post)
Quixote1818 Oct 2017 OP
Doreen Oct 2017 #1
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 2017 #2
BigmanPigman Oct 2017 #3
Mira Oct 2017 #4
geardaddy Oct 2017 #5
angstlessk Oct 2017 #6

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 12:41 AM

1. In trump world only the very rich and super rich should be happy.

Rich children and poor children should never never never be on the same level in trump world. Educating the poor is just a waste of time in trump world.

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Mon Oct 16, 2017, 01:35 AM

2. Thank you! Happiness is sorely lacking everywhere in the USA, unfortunately.

I visit all kinds of factories in SW Ohio and see miserable faces everywhere. Those companies also suffer from repeated quality problems. Basic unhappiness is detrimental to many things, not just education.

It's not too surprising when more power is given to psychopaths whose main goal is to crush others for their own gain.

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Mon Oct 16, 2017, 02:00 AM

3. I taught first and 6th grades and this is quite true.

In fact I had to "sneak teach" subjects like civics, art, music, etc. since we had to "teach to the test". That is what everything is about...even in first grade. Little 6 year old kids can't fill in those bubble scan tron forms at all let alone figure out how to fill in a correct answer. It is all about test scores with administrators and parents. The poor teachers have no choice and we HATE it! The administrators would surprise teachers to make sure that you were teaching a certain subject on a certain page at a certain time each day. If they "caught you" not doing that you were in big trouble. It is all reading, writing and math...nothing else. TEACH TO THE TEST!!! These are 6 year old kids! I am 100% serious. I spent much more time grading tests and homework than planning and grading any lessons. Schools are based on money$$$$$$$ and that is what each student is...money toward the school from the state. If a parent wants their not well behaved and not academically successful child to advance in public school they threaten to take them to a charter school and the school loses money and the teacher is told to give the student inflated grades and allow them to misbehave so that the school gets more money. Parents and colleges are all part of the problem too. It is all about money and do not let them tell you otherwise.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 10:05 AM

4. See the whole wonderful film.

It is from one of Michael Moore's masterpieces: "Where to invade next"

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:56 AM

5. Great film!

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Mon Oct 16, 2017, 03:05 PM

6. Teaching to the test is like training monkeys

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