Do you think functional literacy is still a problem in the country? We teach to tests now, and lets face it, multiple choice exams don't address comprehension so much as the ability to memorize facts for a short period of time. In our effort to cram individual facts into people, are we losing the ability to critically read and analyze things for the big picture?
Does the soundbyte news culture enable this trend? It seems many people only know as much about what's going on in the world as what they read on the news scroll at the bottom of the screen and what they see on Twitter. We're exchanging more information these days due to technology, but how much of it is being ignored?
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:40 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
I'm a teacher. I'm all for accountability. But the tests don't measure that. I can teach my heart out, but if parents don't follow up at home with studying, homework, diligence....schools are hard pressed to make headway. Plus, we need to take a step back to go forward. There are so many programs being thrown at us to use. Just about the time we learn all the pieces, that program is out, now, try this new one. I can teach you to read and do math with a stick and sand if you will just leave me alone and let me teach.
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:42 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
Just look at the idiots we have holding a national office...they weren't elected because they were smart or had something to offer. They were elected because they had the best slogan.
Which was written by someone who IS/WAS smart and clever, but undortunately those people don't get the credit!! LOL
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