Mar 22 2022
The Government's War on Real Education, Part 1: What is the War on Real Education and Why Haven’t I heard about it?
Welcome back to The State of Education podcast, presented by One-Room Education.
In Part 1 of the Government's War on Real Education, I discuss the changes in the mission of the primary and secondary educational institutions in the United States and the history behind the changes, as well as how these changes have affected the students' high school completion rate over the last 50+ years.
Today's episode, The Government's War on Real Education, Part 1: What is the War on Real Education and Why Haven’t I heard about it? is pretty data-heavy, so bear with me and we will make sense of it all together.
In Part 1 of this amazingly informative mini-series I present you with a wide variety of topics pertaining to how this war on real, or classical, education started. Topics for this episode include:
Defining what a REAL education is.Defining/describing what the war on real education is.The effects this war has had on American education since the start in the late 1800sLooking at how the end goal of primary and secondary education has changed.Examining the profit motive of postsecondary institutions in lobbying for bills that go against the best interests of our nation’s children.Break down government numbers in regards to graduation and dropout rates.
What is a "Real Education"?
I define a Real Education as a Classical Education that teaches the basics of reading, writing, math, and civics to all citizens of a given country.
In addition to the 4 basic disciplines, the students are also taught HOW to learn and HOW to think.
What is the War on Real Education?
The war on Real Education is the idea that all students are the same and must fit into a pre-approved box or there is "something wrong" with them. This also advocates for the separation of anyone who doesn't conform to the systematic norms to be removed from the classroom and isolated from their peers.
This war is staged on several fronts, oftentimes without the general public even realizing it. The war is meant to remove anyone who tries to ask real questions of the system and the people in charge from their peers, so they don't spoil the entire group. The system self-preserves by labeling these students as troublemakers, learning deficient, or carrying out punishment against them.
Why haven't you heard about the war on real education?
The teacher's unions and politicians have been working very hard together to keep people silent about this issue through guilt and public shaming.
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