Modern education

Somehow these two stories belong together. First this: University students are struggling to read entire books. And then this, Professional Educator: Grades, Showing Up On Time Are A Form Of White Supremacy:

While the traits listed [being rigorous and punctual, speaking grammatical English] may simply be regarded as positive traits for success in the modern world, Dr Heather Hackman described them as traits chosen and emphasised to favour whites to the detriment of non-white groups, who are forced to assimilate ‘white’ traits such as good discipline and goal orientation or else be left behind. Hackman’s solution, then, is to train teachers to move away from all these aspects of ‘white privilege’ in education. She routinely touted the benefits of collective assessments (measuring student learning at the class level instead of determining whether each student knows the material), as well as eliminating all school grades entirely.

There is more craziness in the world than you can ever believe and it is getting worse and not better.

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