The two lowest-scoring careers are education, overwhelmingly female, and public administration. Thus we have morons, administered by slightly worse morons, trying to teach boys who, at the high end, are so much smarter than the teachers as to constitute another species.He's right. Boys don't belong in todays public schools. No child does. Public schooling is an insidious form of child abuse. It wasn't always that way, but it is now. I witnessed the fall of public education first hand as a student. As I've followed the news stories over the last 30 years or so, it's only gotten worse.
Fred makes a good point over all about intelligence, performance and failure. A smart kid will get bored in classroom. A teacher doesn't want bored kids. Bored kids act up. Bored kids find stuff that won't make them bored. Bored kids are a problem. Bored kids get extra attention. Extra attention adds stress. Stress produces side effects that can be very harmful.
Using a roomful of little boys and girls to validate a middle-aged women's emotional needs isn't teaching, its cruel and unusual punishment.
My own educational career was extraordinarily lackluster. It started out well enough in a small country school. It went down hill after that. My dad moved us to a big city for his job. I had a horrible year that first year in the city. Over the course of my career, I was double promoted, held back, sent to
I guess all of that is a long winded way of saying, I've run the gambit of American education, including an invitation to attend an ivy league school. I've come to the conclusion that public school sucks and you can learn what you want on your own