Comments on: America must break the machine of industrial-era education http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/25/america-must-break-the-machine-of-industrial-era-education/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DrJJJJ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/25/america-must-break-the-machine-of-industrial-era-education/#comment-36860 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 18:38:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10117#comment-36860 How dare you question our approach to education, these are “educated” teachers in need of a raise! Note: here in Portland, OR the HS graduation rate is 50% (fact)!! Should have a surplus of hamburger flippers in a few years! Secularization of church and state (progressive approach/oxymoron) are to blame in my opinion! They’ve attacked traditional family and faith based teaching-the foundation of a healthy society! When you invite hell into education,don’t be suprised when all hell breaks loose!

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By: Pedro07 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/25/america-must-break-the-machine-of-industrial-era-education/#comment-36831 Sun, 28 Aug 2011 09:08:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10117#comment-36831 One of the problems of changing education is that our education system has always worked great …for the rich. The powerful, who dominate our society, have little interest in changing public education since their kids do not go to public schools, they go to private schools. The powerful and rich’s kids are advantaged by the existence of a poor public education system. Our education system has been a valuable tool in perpetuating and accentuating class disadvantage so why would the powerful change it?

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By: ZGHermann http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/25/america-must-break-the-machine-of-industrial-era-education/#comment-36825 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 20:14:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10117#comment-36825 I completely agree with this article, moreover it is not only an American problem, rather as with any problem today it is global.
First of all the students in the 21st century are clearly ahead of their teachers in terms of access and usage of information with their better affinity to technology, the teachers are basically at least 3 generations behind the students as they are teaching what they have learned from a previous generation, while the students are already receiving the vast up to date information through the Internet that makes them aspiring for the future. This makes the teachers lose their confidence and authority which makes classroom life like a war to try to keep the children engaged, when they are clearly not interested in what they are receiving.
But the even more important problem is that the education system all over the world is geared to produce workers, professionals, specialists who can start producing after leaving school, but there is no education on how to become a human being, how to relate to others, how to be a harmonious part of a human society.
Today we live in a completely global, interconnected system, so everything depends on how we connect to one another, with what attitude we connect.
This is the aspect of education we need to change first, and this does not even require any technical background, just a shift in priorities.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/25/america-must-break-the-machine-of-industrial-era-education/#comment-36766 Fri, 26 Aug 2011 07:20:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10117#comment-36766 Our kids are very smart. Still most of them may fail Math tests conducted in Europe or in Asian countries. This is because of easy curriculum they are offered at school here. Parents need to take Math education in their hand, and offer curriculum like Saxon or Tutorteddy at an early age. Spread the word, and save America.

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By: MedievalTeacher http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/25/america-must-break-the-machine-of-industrial-era-education/#comment-36757 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:20:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10117#comment-36757 Students have known – and been arguing for this – for some time now. Here’s one example:
http://edevolution.wordpress.com/

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By: rwinston87 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/25/america-must-break-the-machine-of-industrial-era-education/#comment-36754 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:30:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10117#comment-36754 Technology can be our biggest asset when it comes to education! I’m currently working towards my Master’s of Education online at this site: http://www.cu-portland.edu/ and I think we as a society have touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to utilizing technology for educational benefit.

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