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    Education Equality Fails American Students

    Educational romanticism consists of the belief that just about all children who are not doing well in school have the potential to do much better. Correlatively, educational romantics believe that the academic achievement of children is determined mainly by the opportunities they receive; that innate intellectual limits (if they exist at all) play a minor role; and that the current K-12 schools have huge room for improvement.

    Educational romanticism characterizes reformers of both Left and Right, though in different ways. Educational romantics of the Left focus on race, class, and gender. It is children of color, children of poor parents, and girls whose performance is artificially depressed, and their academic achievement will blossom as soon as they are liberated from the racism, classism, and sexism embedded in American education. Those of the Right see public education as an ineffectual monopoly, and think that educational achievement will blossom when school choice liberates children from politically correct curricula and obdurate teachers’ unions.

    In public discourse, the leading symptom of educational romanticism is silence on the role of intellectual limits even when the topic screams for their discussion. Try to think of the last time you encountered a news story that mentioned low intellectual ability as the reason why some students do not perform at grade level. I doubt if you can. Whether analyzed by the news media, school superintendents, or politicians, the problems facing low-performing students are always that they have come from disadvantaged backgrounds, or have gone to bad schools, or grown up in peer cultures that do not value educational achievement. The problem is never that they just aren’t smart enough.

    This is the result of a system where the lowest common denominator is law; idiots consume all resources, normals imitate the idiots and stagnate, and smart kids are left behind. No one benefits from equality. You can repeat politically correct mantras all day long, we'll still see inherent differences in intellectual ability. Whoever came up with this educational model did most likely not pass the SAT - nor the STD test.

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    So the end result? Take your children out of the education system and homeschool, otherwise quit whinging! Because the education of our children means so much to so many people, there will always be controversy over how it is conducted and their is absolutely no way any system is going to please all of the people all of the time, more flexibility is what in my opinion is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrymheim View Post
    So the end result? Take your children out of the education system and homeschool, otherwise quit whinging! Because the education of our children means so much to so many people, there will always be controversy over how it is conducted and their is absolutely no way any system is going to please all of the people all of the time, more flexibility is what in my opinion is required.
    I am planning on using public schools and suplamenting it extensively. I do want some time to myself.
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