Stuart Rojstaczer has studied education and grading through time. He finds the quality has gone down while the grades have gone up.
These changes in grading have had a profound influence on college life and learning. When students walk into a classroom knowing that they can go through the motions and get a B+ or better, that's what they tend to do, give minimal effort.
Our college classrooms are filled with students who do not prepare for class. Many study less than 10 hours a week – that's less than half the hours they spent studying 40 years ago. Paradoxically, students are spending more and more money for an education that seems to deliver less and less content.
With so few hours filled with learning, boredom sets in and students have to find something to pass the time. Instead of learning, they drink.
A recent survey of more than 30,000 first year students across the country showed that nearly half were spending more hours drinking than they were studying.
I can tell you this, I regularly come in contact with teaching students. Few of them have any idea how to form a question, speak coherently or find any kind of information on their own. They can't fight their way out of a wet paper bag....and yet.....THESE are the people that will be teaching our kids!
Its no coincidence that The Obamunist worked the youth vote so hard. Citizens with little to no knowledge of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and American history, but with a boatload of knowledge about how oppressed every one is and a belief in our country as an awful evil- those are the people to target to vote for Mr. Smiley Blank-Screen!
Thomas Jefferson said:
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be…if we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”
To lay the groundwork for the confiscation of our freedom and our money, we have a generation that was willfully uneducated about the fundamentals of our nation and history and taught of only our mistakes, mistakes that were magnifed and identified as our essence. Time for change, huh kids!?