The Sacramento Bee has the story. 1/27/15, ‘Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards,’ by Loretta Kalb:
‘Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance. Where teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to others… Districts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards…’
‘…when it comes to attributes such as grit or being sensitive to others, they [teachers] give [third-grade] students one of four marks: A for almost always, O for often, S for sometimes and R for rarely.’
Report cards for young children. Grit, gratitude, and sensitivity to others. Welcome to the madhouse.
Where are the massive parent protests? Apparently, nowhere. So they’re brainwashed as well.
In case I need to point this out: a child of eight isn’t naturally gushing gratitude and sensitivity toward others. In schools, these are taught values, and they are now attached to report-card grades. The child is being conditioned to behave in prescribed ways, in order to earn a ‘gold star.’
It’s all synthetic, artificial. It’s operant conditioning. The baffled clueless child learns to take cues. He learns to speak certain ‘grateful sensitive’ words. He becomes a waddling little duck who’s taught how to quack. They all quack in concert.
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 30, 2015.