How Stupid Are American High School Students?

How stupid are American high school students today?  Unfortunately, the truth is that our government schools are doing a worse job than most parents would dare to imagine.  Not only are most of our high school students completely unprepared for college, the reality is that most of them have not even been equipped with the necessary skills that they need to function at a very basic level in the real world.  Today, a surprising number of high school students are simply unable to fill out a job application, write a readable essay or balance a checkbook.  If you can believe it, 18.6 percent of all men between the ages of 25 and 34 still live with their parents.  In America today there are millions of children that have never grown up.  Our government schools have failed them and we have failed them.  They are spoiled, lazy and have very few skills to contribute to society.  It is a national disgrace. (Read More...)

The Truth About Teacher Certification In The U.S.

When I was younger, friends and acquaintances told me that I should consider becoming a teacher, because they saw that I related well with children.  And, beginning in the 1980s, I began hearing that schools were “begging” and “crying” for teachers.  However, as I was growing up, I hated school.  For that and other reasons, I didn’t begin to consider teaching as a profession until 1990. (Read More...)