United States, China, Arne Duncan discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

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Giving power to the local, level, clause, I, exception but in places like Turkey, Iran Russia China these places all have centralized minute ministries of education that. See no qualms about controlling every aspect, of education so US secretary, of education Arne Duncan a few years ago said we need to look to China as a model of of educational. System because they do really fantastic, on standardized tests they've got something called the gal. Which is the con- college entrance exam and it it s actively determined which ten percent of Chinese students will go to college and ninety percent of Chinese students won't go to college Or at least good kind of colleges it's a very. Care middle structure we're just, a, very, top, are saved and everybody else is, in big trouble and you know from my perspective to gal cows an. Awful exam because it doesn't respect different kinds of intelligence that different, skill sets that young people possess and you know every year when the gal cow the results are now kids across. China commit suicide God notion that, we much pressure yeah under pressure and disappointment and. You know they disappointed their families they've lost face in front of their friends and family and so you know it's it's it's crazy It's crazy and. You know some pe- some people want America to have that kind, of system and I say no way you know there's there's certain great aspects, of American and, they're things. Like freedom and diversity and respecting lots, of different types of ways of living and yeah I I think that I think the trend to, make American education more like Chinese education. Is insane nNcholas told me about. Your thoughts about trying to game affi-, education turn everything into a video game. Yeah so you, see this is, in line with the with the general trend to get students on computers for more and more of the gay and it. Starts with kindergarten, and one of my classes at, Fordham I how students actually do the, video games. That are being pitched to kindergartners. And, they're very very simple. But what effect, is that you know. Puts teachers in the in the background and so in. Some in some schools, there, they, are really Pushing the limits of class size because there's just one teacher and just a a large. Group of students, all staring, at ipads, so that's one version of the education thing another is that people want to say that you can use games as a way to. Measure intelligence, and, I don't know if you're familiar with this game four night but it's you know it's spreading. It's spreading the like wildfire among young people and lots of teachers, are saying their students can't concentrate. In. School because all, they do is play fortnight outside of school and they talk with their friends about it and what it is is you're. Drunk you dropped from an airplane and with a lot of other, players in the goal is to kill the other players and you collect weapons, and you devise, strategies to. Kill other people in the game Heather, teaching kids this well so they're they're not you know school to my knowledge is, using this but Stanford just, came out with this new report sort of saying listen, you know when kids play it they learn about angles and they learn about jumping you know when they jumped they have to. Figure out the angle so I guess you. Could argue that it's the learning some mass along the way and teachers can harnessed kids interest in. Fort night as a way to to learn about things and they, can are, you know, science or. Geography or something and kids are learning social, skills by playing with other kids and points you want to say listen you know school is is something different than playing, video games and it just feels the lack. Of seriousness for my perspective about the. Education conversations we're having in. This country if you think if you think fortnight has educational value you've lost sight of, what the value of, education is we used to have a teacher nNcholas that would, love to run movies in, class and, you know, it ate, up seventy five percent of his his, class Time when we movie, I think he, was, show like, three a week out, of a five day schedule I mean he just, sat back, and we watched, movies yeah no I had I had..

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