May 31st, 2013
Parents aren’t the only ones fed up with the education system in America.
Teachers often get a bad rap for the failure of America’s education system and its inferiority to the pedagogic successes of countries like China. But like many Americans who are nothing more than slaves to the mandates of the state, there are tens of thousands of teachers out there who are frustrated with the restrictions being placed on them through regulations and asinine policies.
Ellie Rubenstein is one such teacher. She’s dedicated the last 15 years to teaching her students how to be lifelong learners with an ability to think for themselves. The problem, says Rubenstein, is that her district, state and federal education boards care only about developing robotic myrmidons who follow official state-sponsored doctrines.
After years of struggle, Rubenstein called it quits. She created the I Quit You Can Fire Me channel on Youtube and publicly posted her resignation for her school board and community.
It’s a resignation that every parent in America needs to see:
The emphasis in education has shifted from fostering academic and personal growth in both students and teachers, to demanding uniformity and conformity.
Raising students’ test scores on standardized tests is now the only goal, and in order to achieve it the creativity, the flexibility, and spontaneity that create authentic learning environments have been eliminated.
Everything I love about teaching is extinct.
Curriculum is mandated. Minutes spent teaching subjects are audited. Schedules are dictated by administrators. The classroom teacher is no longer trusted or in control of what, when, or how she teaches.
Even everybody’s favorite – the chickens hatching in kindergarten – has been prohibited. Why? so that the district can spend that money instead on computerized testing programs and training teachers to raise those teachers’ test scores.
But I care more about the people my students become than about the scores on the tests they take.
I thought I’d be a teacher the rest of my life. But I no longer feel I’m doing anything meaningful.
I have to get out before my sense of self and self-worth is completely obliterated.
Unless you are a ‘yes’ man, you will soon find out your only choice is to become one or leave.
Indeed. And who can argue that this is the same choice many of us are faced with across whatever industry or career we choose as adults?
Watch Ellie Rubenstein expose the inner workings of America’s indoctrination centers (via The Daily Sheeple):
Kimberley Paxton of The Daily Sheeple writes:
Real teachers, the ones who care about their students, the ones who teach kids to think critically and not just recite things by rote, are being targeted. Why?
Because our public indoctrination centers, also known as schools, don’t want children to think.
They want children to learn specified “facts” in order to pass standardized tests, thus creating perfect little worker bees. They want to produce adults who will not question authority or the status quo, but merely assimilate what they are told as truth, and act accordingly.
Because of this, the school system is losing those teachers who could make a real difference in the future of our country.
President Ronald Reagan once weighed in on this conversation and succinctly explained the risks to America’s future:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
Every aspect of Americans’ self worth and fundamental belief systems are being targeted – from cradle to grave.