Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lesson Learned


Don't like studying and doing homework?  Don't want to sit in a classroom you find boring?  Don't want to follow directions?  Don't even want to go to school?  Still want a diploma?  Well, it is all possible in the twenty first century.

Kids who don't want to go the conventional route but know they need that piece of paper to get anywhere have learned one thing in high school.  They don't have to.  All they need to do is go to class 4 days, for just three hours a day and they will get the credits needed to graduate.  Or, if they don't want to do that, they can sign on to an online learning program and get credit that way.  One AP has been heard telling the kids all they need to do is sign on, no work needed to get the credit.

I've been there, done it and still can't believe what passes for education today.  One of the top neighborhood schools in the city is giving away credits in this manner.  The school had been known for the superior education its students got.  No more.  Everyone has to graduate so the school can keep its "A" rating.  Now kids are getting an "F" education.

(Pictured is subway cleaning.  Diplomas of today won't even qualify kids to mop the stations.)


ChiTown Girl said...

so pitiful

Anonymous said...

There was a time when one could drop out of high school, join the military, come home and work for a series of gas stations, go to work for a large manufacturing company and become its vice president. That was my brother's story. I told it often to my students and then told them that they can no longer get into the military without a diploma. And gas stations don't exist as we once knew them.