ONLY fools or knaves still refuse to recognize the handwriting on the wall, that is, relative to the Biden administration’s plans for the (mis)schooling of this generation and upcoming ones. Indeed, they are intentionally aiming towards dumbing them down. The key and core question is: to what end?
PLAINLY and simply, it involves a two-tier calculus. As per the first-tier, a dumbed-down citizenry is an infinitely more compliant and grateful populace. After all, who but a jack-ass will bite the hand that feeds (houses, clothes, etc.) them? Rhetorical.
Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?
AS such, with less resistance against a government which provides incentives for living on the dole — as opposed to success or failure through one’s own merits and individual responsibility — the stage is set for all kinds of governmental mischief. Control.
AND it is the first-tier which leads straight into the heart of the second-tier: Marxism! For in order to institute across-the-board Marxism, it is an absolute necessity to lower the expectations of upcoming generations, and, at the same time, pit groups against each other to keep the chaos alive. It is this out of control environment which ensures that a majority of citizens will beg for Federal intervention! Yes, the arsonists and the firemen are one and the same.
IN this regard, it is not accidental that a trifecta is brewing within America’s (mis)education system: the take-down of high-achievers; the insertion of race-bating/grievance-mongering via CRT, and the actual dumbing-down ala language and more …. what can go wrong …
ALL of which brings us to the latest treachery against the kiddies, the likes of which is the final nail in the coffin.
WHEN one enables the least capable candidates to enter the classrooms, well …. garbage in, garbage out ….
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DAILY WIRE | By Crissy Clark | July 7, 2021
The Biden administration announced a plan to expand tuition breaks for future teachers and remove GPA requirements for grant recipients in hopes of providing access to “students of color.”
The Department of Education oversees the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant program, which provides tuition breaks for students obtaining degrees in education who commit to teaching in “high-need fields and underserved schools” for four years after graduation. The Biden administration, with the support of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, announced that the annual grant amount for third and fourth-year students will double to $8,000 per recipient.
Biden’s plan will also remove the existing GPA requirements for recipients in the hopes of increasing access for students of color.
“The proposed plan also aims to increase the access that students from low-income backgrounds and students of color have to comprehensive teacher preparation,” a press release from the Education Department reads.
The plan includes an additional $2.8 billion investment in programs such as “year-long, paid teacher residency programs,” which the Biden administration claims will help enroll more “teacher candidates of color” and will have a greater impact on teacher retention.
The administration claims that the requirement changes are “expected to increase the number of recipients by more than 50 percent to nearly 40,000 in 2022.”
Alongside tuition breaks, the Biden administration’s plan will put $400 million towards “teacher preparation” at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The administration’s plan will continue to subsidize HBCUs despite their graduate’s poor loan repayment rate.
Per the Wall Street Journal, federal data found that black students who attend HBCUs were more likely to default on student loans than black students who attend other public or nonprofit colleges. The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that most graduates of black colleges owed more in student loans 12 years after college than they did following graduation, despite the perception that receiving a bachelor’s degree decreases a graduate’s debt load.
Zakiya Smith Ellis, a higher-education adviser to former President Barack Obama, called the discovery “the most shocking data of my career … We like to think of bachelor degrees as the Holy Grail.”
Biden’s plan also aims to “reduce the repayment burden” for TEACH grant recipients who do not complete their requirements.
Before the Biden administration, if grant recipients did not complete the mandated four years of coursework and four years of serving needy communities, their grants were converted into unsubsidized loans that recipients had to repay in full. Educators were given 120 days to certify that they were teaching at an underserved school following graduation.
Under the Biden administration, there is no requirement for recipients to certify their intent to teach within 120 days of graduation and those grants will not be converted into loans.
The new plan will also open a “reconsideration process” for any former TEACH grant recipients whose grants were converted to loans.
[Cross-referenced at AmericasCivilWarRising.org]
[Cross-referenced at Adina Kutnicki: A Zionist & Conservative Blog]