Teachers’ unions HATE THEM!

Need a piece of paper? You sure?

Moneyball your education.

http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses

Delicious progress.

“You can’t put a price on a good education.”

You know, you were right….

Teachers will, by and large, go the way of horse-shoe makers and coachmen.

Protip: I know a lot of people who do these. Take 2 fun courses (they can be zany) for every 4 serious ones.

Who should be afraid of automation?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-starbucks-is-keeping-jobs-from-robots-2017-10

Cashiers?
No.
Mechanics?
No.
Doctors?
No.
Bankers?
No.
Baristas?
No.

Teachers.

Why?

It’s simple really. Recitation. Their entire job revolves around it.
What have robots always excelled at? Perfect recitation. Think of a musical recording. Since before the computer in the days of Edison tubes, they could replicate and recite the information superior to any human.

All we’re missing is the particular coding.

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At the very least, many state forms of tuition will be outsourced to MOOCs where possible for legal reasons. No sexual harassment risk, for one. No expensive unions, may be run from one or a small team of experts and TAs to the entire country. Easy to translate. Easy to grade. Children can graduate early, save the system money and earn money as soon as possible to tax. Frees up vast expanses of land and boosts economic productivity and competitiveness.

With the move to incorporate technology into every classroom, this is the eventual outcome. It would also prevent the spread of silly courses, the competition would seem real.

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Who would object? The tumblr crowd? They’re antisocial and hate being bullied at school, they’d be the most ardent advocates of education options. It’s equal behind a screen.
The teacher-student system is based on monasteries and you can’t get more bigoted than that.

Asia isn’t thinking much of robots to help little old dears out of bed.

https://www.ft.com/content/f3cbfada-668e-11e7-8526-7b38dcaef614

It’s thinking of teachers to upgrade the brains of the youth to cope with the otherwise spiraling economy caused by the elderly.

Link: The 8th grade exam, 1895

http://reactionarytimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/the-one-room-school-house.html

I couldn’t pass this, I’ll be honest. And I read 19th century literature extensively, it isn’t the wording.
I’m not American though, so perhaps that’s an excuse?
The Victorian RT, the best proxy for true IQ, was higher than in modernity. Flynn effect is largely fake, excepting nutrition (especially iodine and later folic acid), a one-time boost of the mean, not the upper limit.

Largely it’s in avoiding toxins.

How many mothers know you’re not supposed to make up baby formula with fluoridated water?

Want social justice?

Stop grading kids on a curve. It shouldn’t matter what the person next to them did, either they know it or they don’t.
Quit using pop culture, especially rap, which is racist since blacks have an advantage. If they want to leave education early to pursue trades, let them. Do not allow the bright children to act as unofficial TAs unless they are getting paid. Discipline early and strictly. Exclude frequently. NPD thrives on attention. Bring in gifted programmes, blind-qualified, not appealing to the lowest common denom.
Test teacher IQ stringently. If IQ doesn’t count, neither should grades aka bring back Pass/Fail wherever possible since that’s clearly the ‘standard’.
No extra points for hobbies.
No marks for charity work, which is truly slave labour.
Teachers held accountable by students e.g. grading on-time.
Acknowledge the hierarchy of power, you are not friends, teachers must be mature, neutral role models i.e. no personal stories, no turning up drunk, political lecturing is fined.
Dumb teachers lead to dumb everyone.
The Victorian schoolmistresses (yes, women worked before they voted, America) used to have to learn particular skills, one that stuck out was the ability to draw a perfect circle in chalk on the board with one hand. How many tenured professors can do this?
Obviously, no obese teachers until they cut the chub. It’s a bad influence on the children, since they’re all Tabula Rasa, constantly lectured on how Not to be fat… by the fat.

Education is still the answer but most children shouldn’t be in it.

http://greyenlightenment.com/despite-indoctrination-a-college-degree-may-still-be-the-best-path-out-of-poverty/

Actual hatefacts to offend everyone

OR
Nevermind, your fear is completely justified.

Feel free to make your own.

So let’s talk about the Red Pill, shall we?

This little red pill where any group is magically exempt from criticism… almost like a privilege. Offense is “how dare you imply my demographic is morally fallible!”

Shall we?

 

Sorry liberals, students need rote and repetition

It works and it’s the same reason Asia is trashing the West.

They are big on rote.

http://nautil.us/issue/17/big-bangs/how-i-rewired-my-brain-to-become-fluent-in-math-rd
“Worse, students often believe they understand something when, in fact, they don’t. By championing the importance of understanding, teachers can inadvertently set their students up for failure as those students blunder in illusions of competence.”

Oh look, all the problems and here’s the source.

I don’t think it’s inadvertent.
Understanding concepts is lazy introductory work. They’re trying to turn STEM into something like English lit, where your ability to blag counts for something.

“I couldn’t help but reflect back on the West Point-trained engineers I’d worked with in the Army. Their mathematically and scientifically based approach to problem-solving was clearly useful for the real world—far more useful than my youthful misadventures with math had been able to imagine.”

The sound of liberal arts majors weeping.
What goes unmentioned is that high neural plasticity exists in the innately intelligent. Stupid people are stuck and past a certain age, can’t learn new tricks. Considering the low IQ of Education majors, perhaps they’re literally incapable of teaching these things? Wouldn’t we have to fire them? Or pay them based on performance?

“I was beginning to intuit that the sparse outlines of the equation were like a metaphorical poem, with all sorts of beautiful symbolic representations embedded within it.”

The liberal arts refuses to believe other subjects possess emotion. Or beauty.

“Time after time, professors in mathematics and the sciences have told me that building well-ingrained chunks of expertise through practice and repetition was absolutely vital to their success.”

Lazy teachers screaming in the distance.
It’s very simple.
Go back to the old repetition or don’t bother sending the kids to school because they’ll literally forget everything over summer anyway.

PC teaching method is inferior to traditional, study finds

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/10/31/Teaching-Report-Tradition-Best-in-Classroom

The report, What Makes Great Teaching, commissioned by the Sutton Trust and Durham University takes aim at “inefficient” and “ineffective” fashionable teaching methods such as “child centred learning” and “discovery learning”, which it claims is retarding the progress of young people in schools. It praises traditional, efficient methods and the establishment of clear rules for classroom behaviour, and anticipates the potential anger among the teaching community the report could generate.

…The report also rejected the modern notion that students needed regular praise and boosts to their self-worth to succeed. In reality, it is claimed, constant praise encourages complacency among learners. Indicating to a student that more is expected of them through disapproval of performance instead produces the desired effect: “For low-attaining pupils, praise… meant to be encouraging and protective can actually convey a message of low expectations.

…Ultimately, the report concludes that the most important element that makes a good teacher is not their use of fashionable teaching methods, but “strong knowledge and understanding of their subject” which shows “strong evidence of impact on student outcomes”.

The least important aspects that contribute to good teaching are “teacher beliefs”, which includes their knowledge of teaching theory and “conceptual models”, and “professional beliefs” which includes “reflecting on and developing professional practice”. In comparison to teacher knowledge, these practices only show “some evidence” of improving students.

The findings appear to vindicate the efforts of former Education Secretary Michael Gove to reform the UK’s schools system. In September 2013, he said modern methods of teaching were contributing to the “sidelining of the teacher from the activity of learning” and that “theorists have consistently argued for ways of organising classrooms and classroom activity which reduce the teacher’s central role in education”.

Mr. Gove said: “Allied to these teaching methods which have nothing to do with passing on knowledge, there has also been an emphasis on teachers having to put their own learning aside so that work is ‘relevant’ to the students. This has resulted in the dumbing of educational material down to the level of the child – with GCSE English papers that ask students about Tinie Tempah, or Simon Cowell – rather than encouraging the child to thirst after the knowledge of the teacher”.

The Guardian reports the comments of one deputy headmaster who expressed concerns that the valuable conclusions of the report would be lost unless teachers took heed. He said: “Until teachers, school leaders – and perhaps vitally, Ofsted inspectors – are brought up to speed with the latest developments, the impact will be limited”.