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Originally posted by HonestBrother:
The system isn't perfect but I shudder to think of the alternatives. Umbra, you and I both were able to teach ourselves trigonometry. But the average student cannot. And Rowe is right. Teachers in primary and secondary education are incredibly overworked as it is.


I have to go, but I just wanted to share one teacher's experience with the demands of raising her students' standardized test scores. My friend, who is also a teacher (Highschool) claimed that her principal threatened to fire her if she did not raise her students' scores in a reasonable amount of time. And at one time, Prince George's County, MD (the county in which I presently teach) considered paying its teachers according to the scores students earned on standardized tests. I was outraged! So I don't think people, working outside of the school system, really know what is happening in our schools. They make these uninfomed suggestions without really thinking things through.

There are certainly ways that a teacher can slip in conscious lessons (Black history, African History, the history of the Sphinx featured in my avatar, etc.), but the bulk of a teacher's curriculum has to be devoted to reading and mathematics instruction, because these are the subjects that students are expected to have mastered in schools in preparation for college (or employment).
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