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"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." - John Philpot Curran

12/30/2009

We Don't Need No Education

Just when you think public schools couldn't dumb things down any more than they already have, you run across a story like this:
    Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students.

    The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by Berkeley High's School Governance Council, a body of teachers, parents, and students who oversee a plan to change the structure of the high school to address Berkeley's dismal racial achievement gap, where white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse.

    Paul Gibson, an alternate parent representative on the School Governance Council, said that information presented at council meetings suggests that the science labs were largely classes for white students. He said the decision to consider cutting the labs in order to redirect resources to underperforming students was virtually unanimous.
If you wanted more proof that the main purpose of the public school system is to indoctrinate rather than educate, there it is.

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Blogger Chris Wilde said...

? I thought indoctrination in place of science in the schools was exactly what the religious conservative camp wants!

1/5/10, 2:17 AM  

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