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SHTF U.S. Education Continues to Decline in Global Ranks: “Kids Keep Getting Dumber”

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    This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

    Editor’s Comment: There is a reason this continues to happen. It isn’t by accident. The “dumbest” kids by the standards of a few decades ago were still overall much more competent to face the real world than even many of the “brightest” of the system that has been allowed to develop today. The moneyed-interests who are influencing the non-sense that is being taught to kids (including Common Core) are looking to re-engineer society into one with very few intellectual demands. For them, it would be better if none of these kids could think at all – because then they will demand better opportunities, better standards, better decisions in government, more freedom and would challenge the powers that be.

    Instead, they want a dumbed-down population that thinks only in terms of its own indulgence online, in entertainment, and far from the levers of government and the decisions that algorithms and computers will dictate in the future. These findings are not encouraging for the future of employment, entrepreneurship or any other standards of a well-adjusted society. And yet… this is what is being offered. Ever wonder why?

    U.S. Kids Keep Getting Dumber; Ranked 31st Of 35 Developed Nations In Math, New Study Reveals

    by Tyler Durden

    The U.S. Department of Education has just released it’s latest ranking of international education systems (Program for International Student Assessment – “PISA”) and performance of U.S. students just continues to deteriorate on both absolute and relative terms.

    Perhaps it’s time to have a real conversation about the complete failure of “Common Core” and the idiocy of allowing teachers’ unions to hold our children hostage while hiding behind ridiculous contracts that grant tenure after 6 months and make it impossible to fire underperformers. Just a thought for the incoming Trump administration.

    The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss summed up the problems nicely:


    There are many reasons children aren’t learning anything during the long hours they spend in government schools. Sometimes, their teachers don’t show up to work because they’re out on the teachers union picket line demanding taxpayers pick up the tab for their plastic surgery. Other times, students are forced to sit in classes led by totally unqualified teachers who will never leave because they’re protected by tenure.

    For every disgraceful teacher, though, there are tons of good ones who are doing their best. The problem often isn’t teachers’ incompetence, it’s that they’re forced to instruct kids using rubbish. Look at the Common Core State Standards, which were adopted initially by 46 states because their federal education funding depended on it. The math is backwards, confusing, and, as the National Review so suitably dubbed it, “dumb.” The reading standards fill students’ minds with filth in the form of raunchy books and with yawn-inducing “informational texts.”

    Our schools no longer teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. Rather than be taught how to think and problem-solve, children are thought what to think and how to feel. All these money-making and money-spending schemes tend to sound nice, of course, but they inevitably fall flat.

    Now the results….in math, the U.S. ranked 40th in the world and 31st out of the 35 developed countries that provide data to the study…somewhat less than ideal.

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    Meanwhile, nearly 30% of the 15-year-olds in the U.S. were found to rank in the bottom two (of 5) proficiency tiers.

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    Unfortunately the story isn’t much better with reading and science proficiency. The U.S. ranked 24th in the world on the study’s “reading literacy scale”…

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    …and 25th in science.

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    And, of course, performance has been deteriorating for the past decade.

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    In conclusion, this about sums it up:

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    Here is the full study from the U.S. Department of Education:


    This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge.

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    Unfortunately, this is indeed the case, there is a problem of the qualifications of teachers.
    The USA may lag behind in technology terms from Finland, Singapore and other countries that are actively investing in the quality of teachers.
    Another problem of US education is that children do not visit preschool institutions.
    For many Americans, the only way to get a higher education is to take a credit. Students are forced to skip classes and go to work, after which they buy homework and college paper on different educational sites. Accordingly, the quality of education falls.
     
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    If the problem of education is not occupied, there will be negative consequences for our country
     
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