No offense meant if somehow the motivations are purer than I'm thinking,...
but this feels like an advertisement not an article.
Wow, what a cynical view towards education!
Well it is an advertisement but the relationship is disclosed plainly and the
author makes some good points really. Our school system really is designed for
the past. New jobs need lots of creativity and technical savvy, not rote
memorization and idleness while getting 30 kids to be quiet at the same time.
I was thinking the same thing, Hamath. The problem with our current education
system is that schools aren't allowed to be innovative. We are allowing
talk show hosts and big businesses tell us that every student needs to test at
the same level and have the same interests; if that doesn't happen, the the
schools are surely failing. We need to tell the powers that be that
we don't want every child to be the same and that every school
shouldn't be a carbon copy of the one across town. We need to allow schools
and teachers to do what's best so that the children rediscover the joy of
Wow, I can't believe they printed such a blatant advertisement as opinion.
Have any of you been in a modern classroom, it is not all about lecture and rote
memorization! I raised 4 children and none of them hated school, hated a subject
or begged to stay at home. In fact, I had one child who would pretend to be
well, because she didn't want to miss a day. Maybe your children's bad
attitude about school has more to do with you and the attitude you model and the
expectation that your children shouldn't have to do hard things.
"Reverse the damage of school." Really???? I don't understand this
disdain for education.
@ScrewdriverGenerally if a newspaper is going to run sponsored content
they indicate specifically that what you are reading is a sponsored post.
I've seen them in the Deseret News before. This is not marked the same way,
which to me means that it was not run as an ad, an the editor actually let this
blatant advertisement for Brain Chase through. And in regards to "undoing
the damage of school" It sounds like she's describing the school of 30
years ago. My school experience wasn't like this, and my daughter(starting
2nd grade next year) doesn't go to a school like this either. In fact she
was bawling when school let out she loves it so much. Maybe the writer needs to
realize that you kids pick up on what you do much more than you give them credit
Funny. As a kid I loved school. I didn't feel like it was
"damaging" me. In fact, summer bored me to death. I know I'm
strange, you don't have to say it.
This was the most pathetic thing I have read about education in a long, long
time.My kids love their schools, love their teachers, and they are
scoring at the top of the charts on all national tests. Thank
goodness people see right through this kind of garbage.
The best way to reverse the damage that the public schools do is to PULL YOUR
KIDS OUT. Get them back into your home and educate them yourself. Who will
love your child the most, and who knows your child best, you or their teacher?