Wednesday, July 10, 2013


According to The Economist: "People who don't get on ... have the option of avoiding each other."

Behaviour | The Economist

This is not true for most children when they are at school.

The typical school is like a weird sort of zoo - where all the animals are placed together in the one large cage.

According to The Economist: "It is probably not a good idea to put two animals with high dominance scores in the same enclosure."

Behaviour | The Economist

Prince Charles at Gordonstoun

Similarly, it is not a good idea put someone like Prince Charles into a school like Gordonstoun.

"A prison sentence," was how Charles described Gordonstoun. "Colditz with kilts."

"Like penal servitude," agreed William Boyd, a Gordonstoun contemporary of Charles. "I happen to know, from his own lips, that Prince Charles utterly detested it."


Ideally, children have a choice of schools and education styles.

My town used to have several small schools.

Now, sadly, there is only one giant school.

Michael Gove played the school chaplain in the 1995 film A Feast at Midnight.[11]

Governments should not dictate how schools are to be run.

In the UK, the government minister in charge of education is Michael Gove.

Gove is making a mess of education.

Gove wants more rote learning of facts.

New curriculum swings back to an out of date teaching style - FT

It is surely silly to have kids memorising huge quantities of dates and facts and figures, when such information is now available online.

Neil Carberry, director of employment and skills at the Confederation of British Industry, says that Gove's emphasis on rote learning might not be the best way to prepare pupils for employment.

According to Stephen Heppell, an education adviser to governments around the world:

"Schools should prepare pupils to interpret data and understand uncertainties.

"We need kids that can make things and do things, and that won't happen by giving them a heap of facts."

New curriculum swings back to an out of date teaching style - FT

UK education minister, Michael Gove, living in the past.

The school system needs to become more flexible.

"There is no systematic use of the internet...

"Teachers still stand up in front of pupils and read out from their own lesson plans; kids still turn up to classrooms, sit behind desks and listen, taking notes.."

Schools are failing our children

In the UK, 19.8% of school pupils have special educational needs 

(eg learning and behavioural difficulties)

The EU average is 4%

Photo by Bert Hardy

Why does one child succeed in life, and another one 'fail'?

In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough writes that what matters most is character skills.

These are skills such as self confidence, optimism, perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, and self-control.

In other words, emotional intelligence, as taught by good parents, good mentors and good private schools, is what matters.

Both rich children and poor children can lack emotional intelligence.

"Suniya Luthar, a psychologist at Columbia University found significant psychological problems at the high end of the income spectrum... These problems arise most often in those high-income homes where children feel simultaneously a great pressure to achieve and an emotional distance from their parents..."
'How Children Succeed' — Q&A with Paul Tough

Bill Brandt

"Apparently medical reasons explain why children who grow up in abusive or dysfunctional environments generally find it harder to concentrate, sit still and rebound from disappointments. 

"The part of the brain most affected by early stress is the prefrontal cortex, which is critical for regulating thoughts and mediating behaviour. 

"When this region is damaged - a common condition for children living amid the pressures of poverty - it is tougher to suppress unproductive instincts."
School reform: Stay focused | The Economist

Website for this image...

Children who do not have good parents need good mentors and tutors, according to Paul Tough.

"Studies show that early nurturing from parents or caregivers helps combat the biochemical effects of stress. 

"And educators can push better habits and self control. 

"The 'prefrontal cortex is more responsive to intervention than other parts of the brain,' writes Mr Tough. 

"It stays malleable well into early adulthood. 

"Character can be taught."

School reform: Stay focused | The Economist

The problem is - how does a child from a problem family find a good mentor?

The best mentors are often grandparents.

But not always.

The silver-haired safety net


giark65 (abel danger) said...

Extracted from "Conspirators’ Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300" by John Coleman


21. To take control of education in America with the intent and purpose of utterly and completely destroying it. By 1993, the full force effect of this policy is becoming apparent, and will be even more destructive as primary and secondary schools begin to teach "Outcome Based Education" (OBE).

The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (Jesuits/Knights of Templar)

In order to annihilate the institutions of the GOYIM before it is time we have touched them with craft and delicacy, and have taken hold of the ends of the springs which move their mechanism. These springs lay in a strict but just sense of order; we have replaced them by the chaotic license of liberalism. We have got our hands into the administration of the law, into the conduct of elections, into the press, into liberty of the person, BUT PRINCIPALLY INTO EDUCATION AND TRAINING AS BEING THE CORNERSTONES OF A FREE EXISTENCE.

Education = Programming

Excellent info, Aangirfan.

Anonymous said...

@abel danger - great info, fits perfectly in the picture. Spread the word....

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Syria: Nobel Peace Laureate Tells Her Account of What She Witnessed

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Spanish prime minister received illicit payments in 1990s: Report

Syria militants have used the nerve agent sarin: Russian envoy

brian said...

beware flu vaccine
'Family Sues After Dangerous Flu Vaccine Causes Child to Become Severely Brain Damaged'

brian said...

'Hariri has come out to directly implicate Israel in today’s attack – accusing the Jewish state of staging a grotesque bombing in order to inflame an already simmering political divide between Sunnis and Shias in Lebanon. The Daily Star reported Hariri’s bold statement today:

“[The blast] requires the highest level of awareness and vigilance in the face of dangers that surround the country and the entire region, especially while facing attempts by the Israeli enemy to push [Lebanon] to strife by organizing terrorist attacks, as happened today”.'

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You are right, Aangirfan and giark.


Israel second most corrupt country in the world.

Transparency International says it sees “deep-rooted failures of governance” in Israel, similar to Russia and Ukraine.

In their latest poll, politicians, police, parliament and judges are rated as 80% corrupt.

Before the 2008 bailouts, 32 per cent of people believed their governments to be effective at tackling corruption, now just a quarter.

Journalists came in ninth place, although voted the most corrupt sector in the UK (70 percent).

Although religion came in last place on the corruption scale, it still ranked among the most corrupt in certain countries, including Israel, Japan, Sudan and South Sudan.
Arab countries have seen a rise in corruption since the 2011 Islamism coups.

"Transparency International is the world’s foremost organization on fighting corruption."
Did you ever see them fight corruption ? Did you ever see them even mention the ruling and organising conspiracy ? Putin's "partner" in crime, the banksters top dog USA is not even mentioned in Russia Today's summary.

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Global Corruption: Economies and Political Systems Worldwide Are Being Destroyed By Corruption

Did Israel Attack Syria?

America and the Generals in Egypt moved against Morsi to prevent a Popular Revolution

Newspaceman said...

According to The Economist: "It is probably not a good idea to put two animals with high dominance scores in the same enclosure."

What about siblings, in my experience the above is true. Thus then what ?

I was brought up (mostly) with my gandparents, then grandad.


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It was not difficult to see this coming:

Media show trials, character assassination of opponents
by socially fatal public smearing with the pedophile label.

With NSA Echelon they see all the child kidnapping and organised torture happening in real time, yet they spend a year trying to entrap and finally frame an insider working against the program of dumbing down and destroying our children through education.

Professor Ben Levin is Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Toronto. As the Ontario Deputy Minister of Education he helped lead an effort that substantially lifted achievement, and reduced inequity across 5,000 primary and secondary schools in six years. This reform enabled a shift from 55% to 70% of elementary students achieving high levels of literacy and numeracy while committed to a broad, not narrowed, curriculum. High school graduation rates increased from 68% to 82%. Levin warns of pitfalls in improvement efforts and explains how Ontario drew upon the emerging evidence of what works and how, to lead a guiding coalition for ongoing improvement.[tt_news]=1146

Yes, he was an insider, Jewish and working with UNESCO and lesbian leaders, but his efforts to help the poor think were becoming dangerously effective.

And because he was a privileged, shielded liberal and probably always busy denying and ridiculing the truth about the ruling death cult conspiracy, he is likely unaware of what is going on, so he tries to defend himself through the totally corrupt royal court system he stubbornly believes in and they keep adding charges.
Prof. Benjamin Levin homepage:

Anonymous said...

Rote learning is not the Zionist way, because with rote learning even the stupidest might learn something. The Zionist way is 'performance based - with a smiley face' not 'knowledge based'. This is why so many school-leavers are full of confidence yet unable to spell their own names.

Anonymous said...

Rote learning is not the Zionist way, because with rote learning even the stupidest might learn something. The Zionist way is 'performance based - with a smiley face' not 'knowledge based'. This is why so many school-leavers are full of confidence yet unable to spell their own names.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of schools, and off-topic, but perhaps not:

Anonymous said...

Also for your files:

Second Graders and the War of 1812 in New York City

In New York City, the Common Core curriculum directs seven-year-olds to learn about the War on 1812. The teacher is provided with an Alignment Chart. The chart "demonstrates alignment between the Common Core State Standards and corresponding Core Knowledge Language Arts." It is copyrighted by the Core Knowledge Foundation, founded by E. D. Hirsch.

This comes after a study of Early Asian Civilizations and The Ancient Greek Civilization.

Could any topic be more developmentally inappropriate? What is the point here?

More at the link

Anonymous said...

I attednded a seminar at glastonbury festival last week on what our kids are being taought in the new zio-schools, after this i would advice everyone to home school
yes teach them yourself.
My neighbours kids left school unable to spell read or write, but they could spout non stop about holocaust studies and supporting israel in its worldwide terror

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brian said...

nice gesture by Depp
better for Bill Gates to spend his money on this than vaccine campaigns

Flamethrower said...

I can't understand why the masses believe the psychologists' demand that kids starting at ages 5-6 have a strong desire to learn of this world after exiting the toddler phase when they must be put in institutionalized, montonously bueareacratic "factories" of learning and soul-gutting weekday routine where after the whole durn 12 years most of the kids don't turn out anywhere near the ideal perfection of Utopian outcome expectancies of highly intellectual masses. Yor forget most of what you learned except that must-be retain for the career of your choice.

It was only a little over 100 years ago where less than a third of American kids daily attended schoolhouses. Didn't John Dewey have something to do with all of this schemeing to break down real intellectual thought alongside the scheming Freemasons? And another tangential thought of an article I read last year where the rate of true innovation has actually fallen since 1900. More than half of the "technological breakthoughs" of the 20th century were really just added improvement to the main inventions.

Anon said...

Priya has left a new comment on your post "SCHOOLS":

Good Topic and Good Images of School

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