In this age of blissful ignorance there’s been a movement afoot to make life a bit easier for people to get through without having to deal with the struggle of education, for years teachers have been less concerned with actually educating students in many cases and focused on the various aptitude tests that were created. (washingtonpost) Students have been hurt for many years because states were pushing their standardized testing and as a result teachers have been focusing on teaching the test instead of actually making sure that the next generation of children is ready to inherit the Earth. (nytimes) As someone who came through the system just before these tests really settled into place, luckily for myself I was able to learn everything needed to get through life without looking dimwitted too many times, unfortunately the majority of this new generation is marching down the path to blissful ignorance. (elitedaily) Over the years there have been jokes about how things are done, if someone can’t get over a hurdle we don’t help elevate them to achieve the heights needed, instead we lower the bar and allow them to walk over it, it’s a sad state of affairs but it is shown to be true more each day. (staugustine)
Everywhere you look these days it seems that we’re making concessions for people who don’t care enough to try, instead of giving a helping hand we’re just removing the obstacle, as a result they’re not learning how to better themselves they’re being taught that someone else will always fix the problem for them. (aspeneducationgroup) This has become evident almost everywhere in society and it appears that education is the next sector that’s going to lower the bar in order to make it easier for the bottom levels of society to skate through life. While I tend to be a rather liberal leaning person, I don’t believe we should be lowering educational thresholds, that’s a terrible idea as we have so many under performing students in schools already, but lowering the passing grade point average you’re just encouraging more sub par students. (newstalkflorida) I’ll be honest, there are times when I’ve thought that a 2.0 GPA was a bit low for students to pass, especially these days when ignorance is so rampant in society, I would have actually supported moving it up to at least 2.25 instead of lowering it to 1.8 as is now being suggested. (abcactionnews) I guess we’re just a nation of quitters any longer, instead of making children rise to the challenge and earn the diploma when they finally graduate high school, let’s just pass them through middle school and hope for the best, good luck with that one. Then again, at least there will be plenty of people for McDonald’s to pay $15 an hour to in the future, so we have that going for us, right?