POLITICAL: Salman Khan will kill Gooferment Skrules

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/gary-north/one-man-is-bringing-down-teachers-unions-and-public-schools/

http://www.garynorth.com/public/12661.cfm

Khan Academy’s Challenge to State-Certified Educators
By Gary North
GaryNorth.com
July 12, 2014

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I have written a lot about Salman Khan and the Khan Academy. I will continue to do so.

Today, I want to talk about what he has done to modern theories of education. For over a century, there has been a mass illusion that has been fostered by beneficiaries of tax money. This money has gone to teachers and educators. This illusion is as follows: state certification necessary to be a good teacher.

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It is all a farce. It is summarized by the slogan we have all heard: “He who can, does. He who can’t, teaches. He who can’t teach, teaches teachers.”

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Because one man has single-handedly proven that the entire theory of progressive education is wrong, and that you don’t need to have specialized training in order to be a great teacher, other institutions can now get involved. Institutions that are not certified by the educational establishment will be able to provide top-flight educational services. Churches will be able to do this. Charitable groups will be able to do this. I hate to think about it, but inner-city gangs will be able to do this. Anyone who wants to gain a following in the community can do so by offering top-flight educational services free of charge, simply by providing low-cost computers to students, and a minimal place to house them. The state will still regulate square footage, and the teachers’ union will still try to convince people that these alternative routes to education are substandard, but Khan Academy’s success at Oakland Unity High School is proof that an uncertified teacher and his educational program are better than what the inner-city schools, or regular public schools, are capable of providing. That is the affront of the Khan Academy.

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Maybe this will finally kill Gooferment Skrules and the corruption goes with them (i.e., politicians appoint bureaucrats who “negotiate” with teacher’s union who then make contributions of money and labor to the politicians). It’s incest!

Argh!

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RANT: The “war on women” is BS; what I politely call “barbara streisand”

FROM A YOUNG RELATIVE’S FACEBOOK:

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LeftAction: 500,000 Strong Against the Republican War on Womenleftaction.com‎”House Republicans have launched an all-out war on women since taking the Speaker’s gavel over a year ago. Republicans must immediately end their War on Women and give women a seat at the table especially when discussing women’s health.” Friday, April 13 at 8:43pm ·

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NOW WE ARE IN FOR IT:

FJohn Reinke>

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There is NO “war” IMHO. Look at Africa and Asia for “war on women”. Most men would love to be a “kept man”, but most gals are too smart for that to work!    Friday, April 13 at 10:15pm

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HER>

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You’re right, there’s a global war on women. Some battlefields are bloodier than others, but it’s still war IMHO.    Friday, April 13 at 10:23pm

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FJohn Reinke>

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How about the current “war on men” with the “feminization of education” that puts boys down. The natural physical activities boys prefer and must have are deemed to be disruptive or “bad”. Good girls sit still and raise their hands; bad boys get bored and distracted by all the sitting around and the Yak in Box model. Girls get scholarships; boys get discipline and expelled. Argh!    Saturday, April 14 at 9:05pm

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HER>

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Boo hoo. Boys grow up to be men who get better pay and rely on women to make their sorry asses look good.    Saturday, April 14 at 9:19pm

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FJohn Reinke>

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Not so sure about the “better pay” argument. Statisticians have pointed out that, adjusting for the decision to have children, the score isn’t as clear as the liberals would like you to believe.

And, there is an economic competition argument against that to be made. It goes like this. In a head to head competition of “evil corporation #1” and “good corporation #2”, where all things are equal EXCEPT evil keeps its women down whereas good maximizes them, the good corp does better than bad by virtue of it’s better “exploitation” of it’s female human resource. During bad eventually out of business.

You can sub in any single condition, labor, youth, environment, that you want and good always beats evil. In this mental experiment.

Life is not so clear because life ain’t a lab.

Where gals do “fail” is in math-ey stuff, because of the education system. A case can be made that BOTH girls and boys are hindered by the Gooferment education system. It left to the reader to show why “one size fits all” yack in the box education fails everyone? Hint: why do we have different sizes of everything?

Lol. See what happens when fat old white injineers can’t sleep. Long boring lectures!    12:29am

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We’ll see if I got the last word in. I, very much, doubt it.

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