(Natural News) School districts across the country are adopting weakened
grading scales to help more underachieving students go home with a grade
they don’t deserve. The 93/85/77/70 grading scale (93 is an A-, a 70 a D-)
is being abandoned for a more lenient scale that gives students more room to
underachieve. The lenient 90/80/70/60 scale gives students an A at a meager
90 percent average; this system also won’t fail the student until their
average grades have fallen to a putrid 59 percent This curve gives more
students a chance to accept insurance discounts, scholarships, and grants
for their “good grades.” These weakened educational standards allow
dumbed-down students to go to college so they can more easily take up
careers in any field. Many of these students go on to become teachers, where
they will perpetuate the weakening of educational standards and civic duty.
This inevitably creates a cycle of stupidity, where dumbed-down students
become teachers, to further perpetuate a cycle of stupidity and weakened
standards on the next generations.
It’s no wonder why thousands of elementary school teachers now flunk a
basic math test. Sadly, nearly 2,400 elementary school teachers from North
Carolina cannot pass the math portion of their licensing exams. A new
report presented to the state Board of Education reveals that wanna-be
teachers are having a hard time passing their licensing exams. Only 65
percent of aspiring teacher pass the “foundation of math” exam, reports
Tom Tomberlin, director of school research, data and reporting for the
N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Failure rates have risen since 2013
and do not account for those teachers who failed the test the first year
but passed the second, third, or fourth time.
Since 2013, North Carolina is struggling
to find teachers at the elementary level. Some school district officials
are siding with the teachers and blaming the exams for being “too hard.”
Some education officials are now blaming the Pearson publishing company
for creating exams that are too hard to pass. As such, the Board of
Education has resorted to weakening the licensure standards for teachers,
allowing them an extra year to pass the exams so they can pose as teachers
in the meantime. The cycle of dumbing-down educational standards
continues, as people no longer take responsibility for their failure.
Instead of blaming the tests, why not
look at the root cause: educational standards are plummeting. The
education system favors conformity, teaching kids to assimilate and get
by. A staggering number of students and teachers have become lenient,
lackadaisical, and do not care for a challenge.
The ease of information of modern day
computing has made our brains lazy. The internet has made information easy
to obtain, and this steady streaming spill of knowledge comes at a cost.
Our brains count on the answer to be there and therefore we never fully
retain much or appreciate the answer. We are saturated in information, are
averse to challenge, and shy away from the pursuit of knowledge and
accomplishment. It’s like trying to clean up a gallon of milk with a
single paper towel. We are saturated in information, but not effectively
absorbing much at all. Our brains are over-consuming information in the
digital world and not always truly learning.
Retention of critical information and the
practical application of math skills are falling for students and teachers
alike. This failure of aptitude also coincides with plummeting cognitive
function, as many students and teachers are inundated with mercury,
aluminum, fluoride, and other neurotoxins that biochemically destroy
neurotransmitters and brain cells.
North Carolina has formed a committee of
experts to see if there are better testing alternatives so more teachers
can get their teaching license without needing to know much math at all.
These are the morons that run our school system. These are the morons
teaching our children.
To read more about the public education
system, read EducationSystem.news.