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

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So what's what's going on in, other countries is that other countries have ministries of education they they make no pretense or little pretense of giving power to the. Local level Finland's. 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 Gow, which, is college college entrance exam, and it it's affectively. Determined which ten percent of Chinese students will go to college and ninety Eighty percent of Chinese students won't go, to, college or at least good kind of colleges it's a very term middle structure where just a very. Top are saved and everybody, else, is, in, big trouble and you know from, my perspective the 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 announced kids across China commit suicide God notion that we. 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 know some people want, America to have that kind of system and I say no way you know, there's certain great, aspects of. About America and there's 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 and 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. And 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 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 that's one version of, the education thing another is that people want to say that you can use teams as a. Way to, measure, intelligence and I don't know if you're familiar with this game four night but 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 hey 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 fortnight as a way to to learn about, things and they, can you. Know science or geography or something and kids, are learning social skills by playing with other kids and point you 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, class and, eight up, seventy five percent of his his class, time When, we saw movie..

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