Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Truth Be Told...

I'm going to be completely honest here:

Some of us have a huge bias when it comes to arguments about education.

You know the kids I'm talking about.

They've been educated in an echo chamber, a place where the curriculum is a unified effort to teach them one way to think.

They learn to view the world through a single lens: the worldview that they're being taught.

They don't live in the real world.

They've told what to think and how to act from a young age; their responses to certain stimuli are deeply ingrained in them.

And because of all of this, they're biased. When they speak, they're often just parroting what they've been taught.

Those poor public schoolers.

Read the rest of Jasmine's excellent article here.

1 comment:

Amber said...

I'm a public school teacher, special education, actually. In a perfect world everyone would be born again and fathers wouldn't leave mothers, there would be jobs or income for everyone, children would never go hungry, and parents would teach their children.

In this world, fathers DO leave mothers (and vice versa), there is NOT enough money to go around, children DO go hungry, and parents leave ALL of the education (including moral!) to the schools.

Please do not look down on these "poor public schoolers." In school they get two meals (though not as nutritional as some meals, for many children they are ALL THEY GET all day), education (even if it is subpar at times), heat, and teachers who care about them when the rest of their world is falling apart.

I'm not sure if you realize just how offensive and condencending your post is. I know as a born again Christian myself that being offensive and rude is not the right way to approach a topic :)