Grade 12 grads are the product of a educational system disaster!!
Why are things like the above happening??? Well, read the essay by Fullan (former OISE dean and most well-regarded education thinker in Ontario). It is all about making narcissistic Social Justice Warriors.
….The two statements above from students reflect the political pathway of deep learning on the rise. School doesn’t directly prepare students to be political. However, we are finding that deep pedagogical learning (Engage the world, Change the world) predictably makes them more sensitive to their environments, locally and globally. It doesn’t mean that the students will always be right, just that they should be a partner in education improvement that should be taken seriously.
A great essay about the disastrous Alberta history curriculum. It is similar in Ontario
….A bundle of isolated topics — last week women’s suffrage, tomorrow divestment from Israel, next week Oka — half-fills the student’s head with random happenings, creating the illusion of insight, whose only glue is the social-justice temperament that left-wingers equate with good citizenship.
Just look at the “themes” of 2005. Grade 4 socials is about “analyzing various actions taken to address historical injustices.” Say again? This implies that current fads of the left are the engine of history, turning 9-year-olds into little SJW’s. In Grade 5 it’s “examining Canadian identity,” an inappropriate, post-secondary sociological approach. Grade 7 covers “origins, histories and movement of people” (dry social history). Grade 9 offers “a few isolated topics in Canadian history” such as the Indian Act and local Treaties. It gets worse, with “multidisciplinary investigations” of “globalization” in Grade 10, “nationalism” in Grade 11, and “ideology” in Grade 12. The problem is not that this stuff is, as Notley asserted, “out of date”; it is too up to date: it’s a curriculum designed by a committee, it would seem by some childless educratic clerisy…..
Our law schools are a disaster
Each fall a horde of illiterate, ignorant cretins enters Canada’s universities. A few years later, they all move on, just as illiterate, just as ignorant and rather more cretinous, but now armed with bits of paper, which most of them are probably not able to read, called degree…..
…. Anyone wishing to get a sense of the true awfulness of law students may visit a website operated by Osgoode Hall students. The content of the website, as might be imagined, consists largely of incoherent, self-serving whining.
There are two phrases which can be used to describe every law faculty in Canada. The phrases are: “feminist seminary” and “psychotic kindergarten” It is outrageous that public funds continue to be spent on feminist seminaries and psychotic kindergartens. Why have Canadian law faculties been transformed into feminist seminaries and psychotic kindergartens? The answer is straightforward. Many in the legal profession and in the legal academy have allowed themselves to be persuaded that lawyers should be actively involved in the pursuit of a chimera called “social justice”. Consequently, the work of the law faculties has been reoriented towards the production of a cadre of “social justice” activists. This will explain why indoctrination has become the primary activity in the law faculties.
Canadian Lawyer is a monthly magazine for lawyers. Each issue contains a section called “4 Students”. A recent issue contained a report on a symposium on “innovation in legal education” which had been held at Ryerson University in Toronto. One prominent lawyer/activist observed, “I believe that the law schools can be a pawn (sic) for social transformation”, and continued, “… the first is that we in law school do not teach perhaps the single most important skill in learning – relative to becoming transformative to society”. And you wondered why law students are illiterate.
Current levels of homelessness are a disgrace in a country as wealthy as Canada. I have a two-step plan for freeing Canada at once of two major social ills. This is the plan.
Step One: Close every law faculty in Canada; and
Step Two: Hand the premises of the former law faculties over to homeless people.
The books in the law libraries would serve a much more socially useful function as cooking fuel than they do being gawped at by illiterate students.
Just yesterday, the OCSB was excited about this talk to new teachers.. using Hip Hop to teach Science and Math..