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  1. 11 Mar '15 12:35
    Found a nice little characterization of education in nordic countries (denmark, sweeden, finland, norway) vs education in the US

    http://www.tickld.com/x/wtf-is-wrong-is-wrong-with-americans-this-guy-nails-it

    here are some points raised:
    The US spends more on prisons than education
    The US spends more on the military
    Anyone attempting to change it gets labeled a socialist and taken outside and old yellered.
    Any change that gets through only patches an already flawed system, and in the long run actually adds to the problem.
  2. 11 Mar '15 12:48
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    Found a nice little characterization of education in nordic countries (denmark, sweeden, finland, norway) vs education in the US

    http://www.tickld.com/x/wtf-is-wrong-is-wrong-with-americans-this-guy-nails-it

    here are some points raised:
    The US spends more on prisons than education
    The US spends more on the military
    Anyone attempting to change it g ...[text shortened]... through only patches an already flawed system, and in the long run actually adds to the problem.
    Empires go through a life cycle. This stuff happens while they are fading. There's no point in blaming the average citizen.
  3. 11 Mar '15 20:56
    Originally posted by JS357
    Empires go through a life cycle. This stuff happens while they are fading. There's no point in blaming the average citizen.
    It is funny, he seems to ignore that in the US for decades we threw more money at public education, and seemingly got the worst outcomes from the school districts spending the most money.
  4. 11 Mar '15 22:21
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    Found a nice little characterization of education in nordic countries (denmark, sweeden, finland, norway) vs education in the US

    http://www.tickld.com/x/wtf-is-wrong-is-wrong-with-americans-this-guy-nails-it

    here are some points raised:
    The US spends more on prisons than education
    The US spends more on the military
    Anyone attempting to change it g ...[text shortened]... through only patches an already flawed system, and in the long run actually adds to the problem.
    What is wrong with American Education is that there are no standards that are required to be mastered (at any level).

    If a parent wants a child to be passed up to the next grade, then by law the school must do so.
  5. 11 Mar '15 22:22
    Originally posted by JS357
    Empires go through a life cycle. This stuff happens while they are fading. There's no point in blaming the average citizen.
    Power corrupts.