What is extremely interesting about the Standard Times reports was the title of article, "Some gains, some losses in South Coast MCAS scores", which came with a political spin, "Modest Improvements".
If you go to the Massachusetts Department of Education website and do the comparison, you will find that,the Carlos Pacheco elementary school, which was classified as a level 1 school for the last eight years, is now under a new principal, and have dropped to a level 2 school.
Last year Kempton School was classified as a level 1, according to the DSES, it is now presently a level 3 school.
These are not modest improvements.
Swift School is the only level 1 school left in New Bedford.
a productive educational system for classes of skilled workers in a global economy, more than a modest improvement is required.
Do you ever look at how children are educated today and roll your eyes in disbelief?
Diversity, sensitivity, multi-cultural this, ecology studies that, endless self-esteem exercises, etc.
All well and good, but when do children learn useful skills?
When do they learn to think and express themselves clearly (and hopefully courageously?)
Instead, "education" has devolved into a non-stop indoctrination program designed to create adults
who will parrot the party line on command (whatever it may be that day) instead of stand on their own two
feet and think for themselves.
None of this is an accident.
In fact, it's part of a multi-generational plan organized by the think tanks of the same corporations that are
looting and destroying large parts of the world.
Behind the scenes of the plan to dumb down America, is a national education industry agenda, that is motivated by the economics of profits first and foremost, as the now education industry is a forever multi-trillion dollar business.
Every city and town in America will surely have a multimillion dollar budget, and big business, including those who are testing conglomerates are now controlling and influencing elected and appointed officials, on all state boards of education in all states, counties, cities and towns across America.
In the words of Nelson Mandel, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."