Friday, March 08, 2013

I'm Shocked...Shocked, I Say...

They're just so cute, aren't they?  I love that they call this a "Bombshell", like nobody expected it; like we haven't been screaming about this for years; like teaching "multi-culti" and "self-esteem" instead of reading and 'rithmetic...was gonna somehow magically produce educated, competent human beings.

God...Proglodytes* are so stupid it even makes MY brain hurt.

So,'s the big news:

Officials: Most NYC High School Grads Need Remedial Help Before Entering CUNY Community Colleges

Basic Skills Like Reading, Writing And Math Need To Be Re-Learned

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s an education bombshell.
Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.

Here's the rest of the story:  High School Graduates Can't Read

What's with the "RE-LEARN" usage here? They don't need to learn again, which is what re-learn means. They didn't learn the first time. There's no "again" involved at all.

What this unclear thinker might be trying to say is that they need to be taught again...though I'd argue that they're were never "taught" to begin with either.

Let's face it...

...over-paid, Leftist teachers, tenure which keeps the worst the longest, politically correct agendas and curricula, emphasis on what to think instead of How To 'passing'...

...and they're all "surprised". Yep, it's a "bombshell" alright. A bombshell going off in the complacent, blue bubble of wishful, magical thinking that they all live in.

I got a double sawbuck says absolutely nothing changes but the paint.


*Proglodyte: Progressive Troglodytes


  1. Obviously, we need to increase the salaries and benefits for teachers, provide more federal funding and re-design tests that are simply too demanding. I know for a fact this will work because the teachers unions said it would work 30 years ago. We just haven't done enough of what they said would work.

    Pardon my sarcasm but I have heard this all before, including a stint on a local school board in NJ. Public education has been so corrupted by unions and politics it is beyond repair. It is a money-sucking organism with the sole purpose of producing dutiful zombies and over-compensated loyalists, and it does both remarkably well.

  2. First area/weapon of rebellion. Home-schooling.

    1. Did that! My step-son was home schooled. I was determined he was not going to be a liberal moron and just a number so some public school could get its grubby little fingers on more federal money. It can be a daunting task, but it was well worth it.

      I think conservatives also need to get serious about creating endowments for private schools. It can be tricky since liberals are like vermin but standards can be imposed and set in stone. Now if all the money that went to RINO campaigns went to these endowments ...