Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Rural School A Microcosm Of Failing American Education

The American educational system is dying a deliberate death. Lost in a psychobabble of excuses, gender delusions, and lies about societal impugnments, the education that parents send their children to school for IS NOT HAPPENING.

The reason for this largely falls on the lefts, non-stop, relentless, pursuit of CRT and the gender denial fallacy. The attitudes which allow this train of thought promote an “anything goes” aura, which smothers the discipline necessary for learning. Not everything comes easy. Not everything is optional. To really learn certain concepts, hard study and memorization is necessary. Those values need to be instilled by the teachers and parents. To do otherwise is to betray those that are supposedly being prepared for life outside of the education system.

At Marlin High School, a small rural school in Texas, only five out of thirty-three seniors qualified for their diploma. That means that eighty-five percent of the seniors should not graduate. As unbelievable as that is, the circumstances surrounding it, and the proposed solutions/changes to ensure that it is never repeated, are even more insanely suspect.

First, the school is presenting a premise that both faculty and students were largely unaware of this issue. The students were supposedly celebrating the end of the year and looking forward to heading to Six Flags on a senior trip. The faculty was also in the dark until an internal audit of the student’s grades, attendance, and credits started last week.

Someone explain this to me. How can a borderline student not be apprehensive about their ability to graduate? Wouldn’t that student consult a teacher or counselor and be told exactly what the circumstances were? Wouldn’t his teachers be aware of what was necessary to graduate? How can this level of not caring on the students part and incompetence on the educator’s behalf exist in 2023?

In a better late than never attempt to improve their despicable results, school officials feverishly worked over the weekend to jam an additional twelve students through. However, the decided that until more than 17 students can graduate they would postpone the ceremony.

At a meeting last Wednesday, the finger pointing began. Jesse Bustamante, the school’s Human Resources Director, stated that “the support was there” from the teachers, but students that attended the meeting disagreed. They called out the teachers on a variety of issues. Citing frequent absences, and delays in relaying information concerning class hourly credits and then finally providing confusing and even conflicting information.

Marlin ISD Superintendent Darryl Henson, seemed disengaged from reality when he tweeted:

“Let this be a lesson learned for all. As we continue to go through our annual graduation audit, it’s our obligation to ensure that all students have met all requirements. Students in Marlin ISD will be held to the same high standard as any other student in Texas.”

William Ealy, the school’s dean of instruction, attempted more CYA rhetoric by stating that the school tried to warn parents that their senior students weren’t on track to finish on time, by holding an open meeting, calling parents, mailing a notice, and offering to host meetings.

Bombarded by criticism, Henson apologized to the parents and stated, “We will be confident educators in this district, because we have to come from so far behind.”

Marlin is a small economically challenged school district, yet somehow it managed to garner a “B” rating based on its performance compared to other similar schools.

So a school that realistically graduates five of thirty-three seniors earns a “B” grade? What has to happen to earn an “F”? This sounds an awful lot like a participation award, … students, teaching, learning, be damned.

Still, the school district has a solution. This school and others in the Marlin district are converting to a four-day school schedule next year. Students get to attend school Monday through Thursday, but they will have to attend school the first Friday of every month and every Friday in August, January and May.

WOW. So the resolution to poor teaching and poor attendance is to cater to it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A four-day school week?? Yes, I guess we don’t want to tax the snowflake minds by requiring five days of attendance. This will definitely prepare them for the real world.

As far as the teachers and administration are concerned, fire them all. If they don’t really want to teach, send them down the damn road.

An eighty-five Percent failure rate earns you a “B” rating. Interesting, when I was in school an eighty-five percent success rating got you a “B.”

Times have really changed, sometimes I wish they would just stand still.