Now that yesterday's non-election* of school officials is in the books, let's turn to another pressing educational issue --Why American schools suck.
The author, Blue Oregon semi-regular contributor Jenson Hagen, may have "studied six languages," but in this post he speaks a language he probably hasn't studied, at least not formally --gibberish!
See if you can make any sense of what he's saying:
- American schools suck.
- We need to change our system.
- But we ignore the European and Asian formats. "Wholeheartedly."
Hagen doesn't bother to explain just exactly what those "formats" consist of. One can only infer that languages in Europe are taught earlier. But what's this about shoving
As I said, gibberish!
*(The voter turnout in Multnomah County was a whopping 15%!)
UPDATE: Here's a comment from the always reliable Darrell Plant on Hagen's post:
"Budget cuts over the past 40 years are really what cut into language instruction, not some fantasy about the demands of public school teachers unions."