Washington state educators have decided to on the route of compensation in offering grade amnesty rivaling the surreal.
Within a crises situation, competency is typically overshadowed by forthright and copious rhetoric following swift actions lacking immediate consequence. Billions of years of evolutionary prowess dictate that populations facing dire circumstances react proactively and favorably to the demeanor of a drill sergeant, rather than unassuming diplomacy. Even before the onset of Covid-19, modern educators adopted a master chief approach to regimented systematic learning conducive to a vast testing infrastructure and a temperamental relationship with the union. The direct of the overtly aggressive campaign is to fast track students into higher education, increase student loan debt, receive the subsequent grants in appeasing the union, and completing the critical circuit in activating the the viscous and redundant cycle of the scholastic hierarchy. While sowing a marketable skill set of graduates to potential employers is the not the main concern of school administrators, facilitating a balancing act at the axis point between effectively budgeting an entire district and state, and upholding minimum sustainable performance standards for pupils propels the self-driving vehicle of disdain.
As the coronavirus breaking news syndicate of smothering content looms and dooms the subconscious of parents and students and leaves a gaping window of exploitative opportunity for schools, which administrators and militant teachers are taking full advantage of, the all or nothing mentality of the society attempts to wipe the slate clean from rigors of failures. As traditional methods of evaluating student performance and letter grades succumb to the tenets of the politically correct movement and the motives of education politics, the challenge remains resupplying the workforce with qualified workers, a reality that is further exacerbated by the gravitation towards the fruition of Moore’s law and ability of software to program itself.
Recently, in an expected gesture of misplaced goodwill and ominous underlying backhand deals, a major school district in Seattle, opted to skew the entire education system by establishing a horrendous policy of grade inflation, in offering students an “A” grade simply for adhering to the baseline standards of performance. Because of the extreme extenuating circumstances present in the world, administrators decreed that all pupils completing a satisfactory threshold of coursework are afforded a perfect grade, while those failing to meet the requirements will receive an incomplete. However, the students not currently eligible to receive an A grade, have until the beginning of the 2020 Fall school term to rectify their academic standing and replace the B’s, C’s, D’s and F’s of last term with a 4.0 perfecto. The deemphasis on STEM courses only adds to the quicksand of a plausible horror show. Of course, much to the shagrin of the reasonable population on small business owners and organizations that rely on a steady flow of skilled workers, the school district is grading on a curve, and the results are contagious.
The “Did you know?” marketing pamphlet outlining the charming trivialities and pretentious accolades encapsulating the passive aggressive accomplished trendiness of Washington state, should reign as the preferred template for the republic to reinvigorate the devastated tourism revenue channels in withstanding the cumbersome duration of the national lockdown. With assistance from the mental acumen of public officials in all levels of government, and given a necessary infusion of editorial distinction by respective staff members logging Ironman marathon endurance levels of tax payer-funded overtime, the booklet produced in conjunction with the state lottery commission, features a vast tapestry of historical facts intertwined with intoxication rhetoric.
Under the scholarly influence of the esteemed governor and Green New Deal disciple Jay Inslee, the recycled paper 12-page document comprised entirely of the reacquisitioned pulp from local trees and printed by a Weyerhaeuser subsidiary, is not simply a Space Needle script of Howard Shultz, Nirvana, and Orca pod mawkish tales of persistence. Similar to the prevailing notion of at least the Western half of the state, the pamphlet supplies an unbelievable narrative at such a business halting and financially shaming level, that one requires a self-inflicted blunt hammer blow to the temple as a full-time resident, in being forcefully detached and liberated from an unfathomable and insufferable reality of collective defeatism packaged as what’s best for society. The deliberate blunt strike helps to mitigate the ceaseless interbreeding by reactionaries diluting the fiercely independent concepts of subjectivity and objectivity, to prevail in a tail spinning social networking argument, or vote with the leagues of desecrated corpses to pass a stimulus bundle supporting strategic body painting.
Introduced among the historical tales of folklore, coffee, grunge and tech of the sanctimonious brochure, is the parabel of the local diminutive institution of higher learning, which overcame ample state grants and the persistent endorsement of local and national activists to transform into the elitist destination for the future indoctrinating and reallocation of power. The esteemed alumni bountifully smarmy and donning stocking caps in 80 degree weather, readily scold the masses as to the pratfalls of climate change, all while planning a continent sabbatical and a total of 15 flights on certified jumbo jets with Rolls Royce fossil fuel breathing boosters strapped to the wings. Hypocrisy is not even a concern for those entitled to inflicting copious amounts of liberal guilt through the steady trade winds circulating the globe.
The Evergreen State university, a thriving hive mind for liberal ideology and suspended reality nestled in the woods adjacent to the bonfires and plate licking dinners of Washington state politicians jockeying for power under the rotunda of the state capital of Olympia, is the perfect metaphor for the outwardly dapper and flawless appearance of bureaucracy, with the dysfunctional zoo closet full of incompetent skeletons hidden masterfully behind wondrous proclamations of goodwill and unity. The institution kept afloat by tax payers has always existed as a Mike Tyson embroidered black eye, even for the progressive base of the Puget Sound regions. Students have historically crossed the line of transforming protests into toxic activism in violating basic laws and the arduous struggle for civil rights ingrained in their course disciplines. The reputation of the attendees as elitist suburban affected youth ultimately transforming into future lobbyists or tedious hippies under the veritable watch of the Jane Goodall, is only made worst by the fact that undergrads are bound by letter grades. Besides setting a horrendous precedent for regional educators in filling a class with National Honor Society scholars based on questionable testing practices and easy course work, the steady flow of brash and outspoken graduates into the employment ranks over the years has left a festering trail of defiance straining the productive work environment.
An illustration of the college major demographics and trends over the last 45 years.
In 2018 a vocal and unified mob of students illegally seized the campus in an apparent protest for diversity and a brattish outburst displaying a complete failure in the basic lessons of civics, a crash course of despondence that is now being tried at the public school level. A progressive faculty member trying to reason with the demonstrators was held captive by the “Lord of the Flies” savage blind insolence driving the festivities, and was terminated shortly after the melee was disbanded, while the organizers earned honors from social justice warriors around the globe. The former Evergreen State professor, is actually suing the university in must see TV pitting together radicals from academia and officiated by legal professionals with ties to unscrupulously biased American Bar Association. Ultimate mixed martial arts and cage fighting pioneer and tycoon Dana White is allegedly attempting to secure the closed circuit television rights for broadcast on the Zoom platform, which may feature invasive cybercrime activities in the periphery by distinguished colleagues of the Azerbaijan hacking community. The redundantly illogical lessons proliferating from the Olympia, are an eternal gift to celebration of shared laziness and apathy, as an essential backdrop. While the lack of culpability is evident, as administrators hide responsibility behind the viral outbreak, the hard working and honors candidate students are now forced to share their successes and have their GPA’s diluted by a complete surrender to scholarly socialism.
At least the youthful demographics are learning a valuable and unjust lesson pertaining to the new world order of participation trophy delight- the harder one works and excels, the government allocates a proportionate level of resources and effort to coddle mediocrity and level the playing field. In fact, the high achieving students have more to lose in the end, as years of discipline and concerted effort may be neutralized by a skewed system and influx of unsubstantiated numbers. Critical thinking skills are absent from the maelstrom.
With an economic panic on the near horizon, why not systemically eliminate the idea of failure completely from the public lexicon, and promote the crowning achievement of effective parenting and the merits of public education under the false pretenses of gifting every student with a perfect GPA using subversive propaganda? The incredulous philosophy seems to work like a charm in China and Cuba, an abstract goal that a growing number uniformed votes are gunning for.
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