Reaching for Mediocrity
Kit - Spink about it
July 08, 2008
There were three articles in the Daily Gleaner today (Tuesday 8 July) on the EFI debacle.
The first was an editorial letter from professor Robertson at Mount A, that says the Government's approach to fixing the literacy woes by killing EFI was and is wrong.
Then the Editorial basically accuses Lamrock of striving for mediocrity rather than excellence in education. (An almost 180 change from their previous praise of this forward thinking, loquacious politician)
"French Immersion isn't getting the required results in many parts of the province"
Oh - and the lunatics who instituted the current zero-tolerance, prison-planet, standardized testing model into our school system had nothing to do with it?
Now we use their tests to 'certify' whether the proper results are being attained?
Kelli and baby Bilderberg Graham would have us buy up Bushite !Ignite learning systems (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignite!) and you can forget teaching those kids science in a rational manner.
I've had a few younger people show me the way they were taught to divide numbers in math - and it's the most ridiculous thing you've ever seen - they don't even know why they're doing it that way.
And as far as stopping streaming - totally ridiculous - how can you possibly teach so that all levels have time to comprehend but not so long as they get bored and frustrated?
Getting rid of anything in the name of producing some rigged measure of success (yeah, the average score will probably go up if they're learning in English, initially) seems like a rather blurry vision of education.
Why not expand the French opportunity for the under served (according to Lamrock et al.) English children? It wouldn't have anything to do with giant fake debt pyramids rising and falling around them, would it?