United States, Arne Duncan, Secretary discussed on Coast To Coast AM With George Noory


No qualms about controlling every aspect of, education so US secretary, of education Arne Duncan if on standardized, tests they've got something called the gal cow which is college college entrance exam and it it's effectively 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 Middle structure we're just a very top are saved and. Everybody else, is, in big trouble and you know for my perspective to gal cows 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 the results are now kids across China commit. Suicide God notion that much pressure yeah under pressure and disappointment and 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 certain great aspects of about American, and there's things like freedom and diversity and respecting lots of different types of ways of living and yeah no 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 day and, it starts with kindergarten one of my classes at Fordham I have, students actually, do the video games that. Are, being pitched to kindergartners and they're very very, simple but one 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 I, pads so that 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 fourth night but It's 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 your drop 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 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 hey listen you know, when kids play it they learn about angles and they learn about jumping you know when they jump they have to figure out the angle so I, guess you could argue that it's their learning math. Along the way and teachers can harnessed kids interest in four-night night as a way to to learn. About things and they can car you know science or geography or, something The kids are learning, social skills by playing with other kids and I want to say listen you know school is is something different than playing, video games and it just reveals the lack of seriousness from 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 that would love to run movies in..

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