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Have we hit bottom yet?

The new Woodpile Report has been published. As always, it is worth reading. His writing is delightfully understated. His readers are assumed to be literate, clever and alert. In a world full of noise where nuance is unappreciated, and being told what to think is the norm, his respect for the reader is pleasurable. I do you a disservice posting this debate here, as his context building is worth the read. I therefore recommend you click the link to Woodpile Report only viewing the video below as part of a solidly developed bigger picture. On the other hand, he reports that the video has been taken down several times. I contribute my fair share to honest reporting by keeping it […]

Common Core Is Destroying Math

3 Examples That Show How Common Core Is Destroying Math Education In America By Michael Snyder, on July 14th, 2017 from The Economic Collapse Blog .com   Whenever you let federal bureaucrats get their hands on anything they are probably going to ruin it.  During the Obama administration, the Department of Education spearheaded a transformation of American education that was absolutely breathtaking.  Over a period of about five years, Common Core standards were implemented in almost every state in the entire nation.  Unfortunately, this has resulted in a huge step backward for public education in this country.  Common Core has been called “state-sponsored child abuse”, and it is a big reason why U.S. students are scoring so poorly on […]

insider view of Arabian chaos

A great resource for keeping track of national and international interactions is Paul Craig Roberts. He does, however, have glaring blind spots. Chief among them is his apparent ignorance of The Bilderberg Group, aka The Globalists. The media monopoly, the tiny, inbred pool of electable leaders, the schooling monopoly, the single war party known by two names (D & R) and, of course the source of their world-dominance, their world-wide banking-cartel, money-changer monopoly. Nevertheless, he clearly sees that the Mideast turmoil is not going away quietly. ————————————— From Paul Craig Roberts: … Israel wants Syria and Iran to join Iraq and Libya in American-induced chaos so that Israel can steal the water in southern Lebanon. If Syria and Iran are […]

Snowden-Dunlap agree on education today

Our widely accepted public indoctrination system is pernicious almost beyond reproach. But it is horrible. It destroys creativity, curiosity, research and growth in real knowledge. Edward Snowden is clearly among the most courageous, honorable and intelligent people of our era. To OUT the NSA, CIA and deep state without being murdered sets him apart from a very exclusive crowd. He continues to fly in their faces. Here is this quote from him: “It’s a question of who teaches the untaught? Knowledge has to arise from somewhere. There has to be a fountainhead from which it flows. That can’t be a classroom because the teachers themselves had to learn it from somewhere. Original research, the scientific method, the pursuit of the […]

Baltimore schools FAIL

Six Baltimore Schools Can’t Produce a Single Student Proficient in English or Math         By: Alex Newman    Published : June 19, 2017 FOLLOW ME     Despite spending more per pupil than all but two large school districts in America, at least half a dozen government schools in Baltimore were unable to produce one single student who was proficient in either English or math last year. The shocking results, uncovered by Project Baltimore, show a monumental tragedy unfolding in the city that represents a microcosm of the damage being inflicted on children across America. The proficiency tests put students in five categories, with four and five considered proficient, and one through three considered not proficient. The […]

apprentices

Less Schooling, More Apprenticeships Kerry McDonald | June 8, 2017 Apprenticeships can be a valuable, time-tested approach to connect adolescents with the authentic, practical experiences of the adult world. Read more at: http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/less-schooling-more-apprenticeships © IntellectualTakeout.org Apprenticeships first appeared in the later Middle Ages as an opportunity for young people, usually between the ages of 10 and 15, to gain practical skills and on-the-job training from a master craftsman. These adolescent apprentices came of age immersed in authentic experiences and surrounded by adult mentors. The term “adolescence” comes from the 15th century Latin word, “adolescere,” meaning “to grow up or to grow into maturity.” But it wasn’t until 1904 that G. Stanley Hall, the first president of the American Psychological Association, […]

analog calculators

In this age of converting everything to digital, bits, bytes and button pushing, my recent trip to a beginners’ long-range shooting school (see my first 1K) brought the power of slide rules back into my world. I am also [re-]discovering the beautiful metric system of measurements. The normal, average, mundane, commonplace answer to everything today is “I have a computer that does that”. Substitute “smart phone”, calculator or other electronic alternative to knowing how to actually do stuff and you have the answer to 99.9% of the computational questions asked today. I am not going to conjure up ways in which that dependence on electronics could fail us. Needless to say there are times, places and circumstances where it could. […]

educational quotations

“If it would be wrong for the government to adopt an official religion, then, for the same reasons, it would be wrong for the government to adopt official education policies. The moral case for freedom of religion stands or falls with that for freedom of education. A society that champions freedom of religion but at the same time countenances state regulation of education has a great deal of explaining to do.” — James R. Otteson American philosopher, professor, author http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/James.Otteson.Quote.57F5 “Education… now seems to me perhaps the most authoritarian and dangerous of all the social inventions of mankind. It is the deepest foundation of the modern slave state, in which most people feel themselves to be nothing but producers, […]

collage duhgree

I have long danced around the edges of seriously contemplating the requisite college degree path to success in our culture. The first chink in that model’s armor came at me when the U.S. Air Force offered me the opportunity to decline reposting from Utah to the Philippines. The tiny bit of research I did using 1970 tools (pre-Internet) exposed a USofA colony so destroyed that a mundane job like elevator operator had over a thousand applicants whose overwhelming pool was thinned out by requiring a college degree to be even considered. So hated were the imperial forces that Clark Air Force Base was a “closed base”. GIs were not allowed off base because too many of the occupiers were knifed […]