Education in America is no longer education. It has evolved into a political, economic, and social concept where real education ideas and plans are given last thought or consideration, if any. These policies have thrown education into a confusedMoreEducation in America is no longer education. It has evolved into a political, economic, and social concept where real education ideas and plans are given last thought or consideration, if any.
These policies have thrown education into a confused jungle with no hope for weak students to survive or escape. If education policy-makers really wanted to improve education, that task would be simple- as any problem-solving is simple. They have not identified the fundamental education problem to be solved. That problem is the lower twenty-five percent of students who are unprepared to learn, caused by family or cultural deprivation.
Instead, education has been hijacked by those national leaders who are fixated to prove the idea by James Coleman that by mixing students from different cultures, the weaker cultures will be educated by what he termed, social capital. This is not an education concept. And, we should not discount the possibility that politicians are not serious about improving education, as we understand what education should be. According to Thomas Jefferson, the main purpose for education should be to prevent political tyranny.
Adolf Hitler once said, Knowledge is ruin to my young men. Should it be a serious consideration that the less educated are easy targets, cannon fodder, for persuasive and convincing politicians? Are politicians only giving lip service to improve education, instead of making an honest attempt? This book explains why our current education system is dysfunctional.
It also shows how to help weaker students become motivated to appreciate and seek education.