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  •  Too much self-esteem (0+ / 0-)

    Remember when self-esteem training became the big thing in schools?  It's so bad now that teachers can't even grade students honestly for fear of hurting their self esteem.  The students are taught that their worthfullness is based not on actions but on just because.

    "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

    by Subterranean on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:28:29 AM PDT

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    •  Sure is horrible to teach kids they have innate (6+ / 0-)

      value as human beings.

      Someone should get right on stopping that.

      income gains to the top 1% from 2009 to 2011 were 121% of all income increases. How did that happen? Incomes to the bottom 99% fell by 0.4%

      by JesseCW on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:51:43 AM PDT

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      •  If you teach a kid that they have innate value, (2+ / 0-)
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        white blitz, Cassandra Waites

        and you don't teach that everyone, as a human being, has innate value... Well, ya get this kinda crap.

        If you're gonna teach one, ya have to teach both.

      •  Innate value /= self esteem (0+ / 0-)

        I'd argue that true self esteem comes from accomplishments, and one cannot have a sense of accomplishment if there is no risk of failure.  But that's not how the self-esteem thing works in schools.  Students are passed or given inflated grades because to do otherwise is viewed as hurting their self esteem.  

        "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

        by Subterranean on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 12:27:07 PM PDT

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