Toxic culture of education: Joshua Katz at TEDxUniversityofAkron

  • Опубликовано:  3 года назад
  • Joshua Katz is a high school math teacher in Orange County, FL.

    Joshua's Talk:
    In the mid 1800's, Horace Mann captured the potential impact of education on society. We have yet to realize the potential he saw, and in fact, we are missing the mark by a wider and wider margin. We have created a "Toxic Culture of Education" in our country that is damaging students, impacting our economy, and threatening our future. Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, we have embraced a culture of high stakes testing and are perpetuating a false sense of failure in our schools. We have ignored research and data on effective policy making practices in order to serve the interest of private industries that have monetized our students. The impact is being felt in communities, on college campuses, and in our economy. The solution lies in a common sense approach to student development, curriculum choice, career exploration, and relevant data analysis. This talk will present a vision of an education system that allows us to embrace our full potential if we only had the courage to ask "Why Not"?

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Комментарии: 593

  • green man
    green man 1 час назад

    After being placed in LD classes for years, I came across a counselor that told me just this. Following that conversation, I had a math professor tell me this as well. Education is failing us because they can't or don't reach the students. If teachers can teach students on how they learn, there won't be behind.

  • katrina hawthorne
    katrina hawthorne 1 день назад

    I absolutely agree with Joshua Katz!
    So validating for my daily elementary life. My students/kids come first, then we address curriculum.

  • Ionut Rus
    Ionut Rus 6 дней назад

    How ridiculous. That 16 year old could not multiply 2 by 9. That's mentally challenged, dude, no way around it. If you try and fail multiple times to add 2 nine times or add 9 twice, you are heavily mentally challenged.

    You can go and say "but at least you can draw a pretty picture". However, that does not make that person any less mentally incapable, i've seen animals doing art. I've seen no animals doing math.

  • BenzoMusic
    BenzoMusic 7 дней назад

    I'm surprised that everything and anything to succeed is to go to college when there are people who don't need a stupid FSA or ACT test. I'm 17 and very smart but the standardized testing is mentally retarded. Before 2009, students actually liked school. Now in my school, students skip days because they can't understand a damn state test.

  • Amin The researcher
    Amin The researcher 7 дней назад

    schools dont look for a bright future for the student. all they care about is money, fame and glory same goes for text book providers they look for how they can make profit rather than inpiring kid, allowing them to think criticaally or be artists in their own realm meaning that creativivty is lost

  • Amin The researcher
    Amin The researcher 8 дней назад


    i live in england and we here have something called GCSE, GCSEs are taken by students who are 15 and 16.
    secondary school or "high school" here is 5 years. Unfortunately during these five years are spent preparing the child for Gcse's but not life.

    It is is said here that if you fail your GCSE's your a dumb f**k and that you don't have a future. basically what they are trying to say is that you have no future if you fail your GCSE's. Which i think is sad because these stupid exams are effecting a students health, relationships with friends and family (which i believe are the most important thigs in life. people are now judjing by gsce's rather than the students character. one thing that GCSE has done to people it has removed the light of hope, it dictates a person's life rather than the person dictating his or her life

    i hope you can take heed from this.

  • Donald Mosher
    Donald Mosher 10 дней назад

    I've known so many people who started at traditional business careers but gave up and went into blue collar trades and or civil service after dealing with salary abuse, office favoritism, lack of loyalty, lack of job security, outsourcing, being replaced by a H1-B workers etc and doing far better. A MBA is no guarantee of making money and a lot of people just don't fit into corporate culture. I knew one guy who was a good computer programmer and after being laid off twice and having another company he worked for go belly up tell me after getting a programming job a local municipality, "I could make a bit more in the private sector but I have a guaranteed pension, full medical benefits, I can take my full vacation time without any worry how it will affect my job and nine out of ten days I am going home at five o'clock to see my wife and kids. You can't put a price on that."

  • abc68099
    abc68099 10 дней назад

    You go brother! I hope you get involved in policy. Another problem is that foreign students who come to the u.s. are those that believe in standardized testing and status via name brand universities. This reinforces the type of education that many do not want.

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    Katz seems to have forgot to mention the 'power' of nepotism prevalent in certain groups who make sure that their 'brethren' get accepted into schools, colleges or top job positions regardless of whether they actually qualify

  • Michael Manning
    Michael Manning 13 дней назад

    sees the symptoms but not the problem. he grossly misses the real evil in the system. Sad.

  • Dominik Klon
    Dominik Klon 15 дней назад

    Every student and every teacher in the world should see this video.

  • Christopher Venici
    Christopher Venici 16 дней назад

    Was I the only one who actually cried while he explained the tests and what they do to the kids?

  • Terra on Venus
    Terra on Venus 17 дней назад

    in our _advanced_ math class, only 27% of students passed. the previous year, only 20%.

    everybody in our class has been taught what we were supposed to learn and way beyond.

  • Cross Fire TX
    Cross Fire TX 17 дней назад

    This man speaks the truth. I teach in a Title 1 school, and what he states for a solution would work far better than what we have implemented today in our schools. Teachers have lobbyists on state and national levels, but nothing like those educational companies have.

  • Lord Keltain
    Lord Keltain 17 дней назад

    Our education system is bs. I graduated with a 3.5 gpa. Wanna know what I learned in 12 years of school? Nothing. I learned jack except how to take a test in 10 minutes. That's all I learned.

  • MikeZ
    MikeZ 20 дней назад

    It's refreshing to see that so many comments that see the wisdom of this teacher's comments. His points about the intangibles and the conditions of the students - hunger, poverty, poor self-image, and the list goes on - are indeed spot on. So, if you agree with that, let's talk about where that comes from. Sadly, it's the home environment...parents...and sometimes, lack thereof. And, we don't like to point the fingers at ourselves. Just tell a single mom who's never at home because they're working two job since her husband left her that she's responsible for creating a loving and caring environment for her children. Just tell a foster parent who cares more about the next pack of cigarettes than providing counseling for her new foster child who think of new ways every day to set their school on fire. Do parents listen to this counsel? Do parents today understand what responsibility and sacrifice means? Most of them absolutely do. But, as this teacher has so eloquently explained, where does "that percentage" of children come from? And sometimes, they come from neighborhood which you'd never expect them to come from.

  • Gilbert Lim
    Gilbert Lim 24 дня назад

    this is so true

  • Drake Koefoed
    Drake Koefoed 24 дня назад

    Why don't the states have excellent teachers write the books, and the states publish them? Hire out the printing, sure. But why pay $100 for an algebra textbook?

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee 28 дней назад

    My hero.

  • Asthetical
    Asthetical 1 месяц назад

    Why isnt this channel on tv so our governments know this and actually consider this. I dont think the government officials watch youtube at all xD

  • Pyro-Ice Queen
    Pyro-Ice Queen 1 месяц назад

    I attended a Christian school years before this testing started. We were used as beta testers in third grade to test out the new FCAT for Florida. That was two weeks of constant testing. Stressful doesn't begin to cover it. However I was lucky. No. I was blessed. My teachers reached out and developed a relationship with us and learned what we liked and how we each leaned. He's right. Several tests have shown these standard tests don't work. In fact they hurt students. I'm a bio major so all my classes help me learn and develop my skills. I've recently leaves about this common core and wow is it weird. To me they need to get rid of it and fast. When I was little (im 25) you helped each student. My aunt is a teacher. She does everything for her students but is judged by those dumb grades. They've closed schools because of those stupid test yet we need more schools. I think the only way out of these test is parents and teachers are going to have to just stand up and say NO MORE. Until then I don't think it will change. What we need is more trade schools like Europe does instead of stupid test that really doesn't tell of the individual student. I also didn't know they dropped home ec. That's needed this day in age with debts and loans. They really are screwing students. I once read that this is all to make a generation of drones. I'm afraid that story was right.

  • Jc Wong
    Jc Wong 1 месяц назад

    I put up all my effort in scoring the final exam in the last year of high school, and the result turned out well. I was satisfied and I honoured what I have achieved. But soon, I found out that I have lost all my motivation to think, and I started to struggle in university. My future that was once so clear to me, seems entirely diminished as I am scared now to even think about a small math question. University requires me to think independently, and when I get the answer wrong, I just can't move on. I once put all my belief in the education, the school tells me how successful I could be. Now I doubt it all.

  • Ionut Rus
    Ionut Rus 1 месяц назад

    Inability to do maths is stupidity, however much an artist you are otherwise. If you can't work out how to add 2 and 2, it is a clear sign of intelligence failure. Almost everything in life has a connection to match, you screw that up, you're braindead.

    What kind of an educator puts art and math in the same category? Does he even understand the damage he is doing now?

    So, sorry: if you're bad at math, you are, for all intents and purposes, stupid.

  • MrVpassenheim
    MrVpassenheim 1 месяц назад

    He makes a lot of good points in the first 5 minutes and then throws in something like "there simply is no money in long term student success" when speaking of private education companies seeking to turn a profit. That makes no sense. If your company sells a bad product, the word gets around and nobody then is willing to buy it. Result - you go out of business. Going out of business is, by definition, not a good business model! The thing that bugs me, is that he throws that out and doesn't back it up. Of course, this is an open-ended monologue with NO counterpoint offered by the so-called "super villain" or ANYBODY else for that matter. You're only getting part of the story. In my experience, that's the making of a scam.

    Don't get me wrong, he's got A LOT of good ideas, but the bogeyman isn't private education companies. I was in 9th grade in 1983 and I remember at least several years prior to that thinking how POOR the quality of education was at public schools, and that had NOTHING to do with whether or not "Nathalie" hadn't eaten the previous night or was a child sex slave (for goodness sake, where the HELL is this guy teaching?!) . Back then it had NOTHING to do with the private education companies, because they were practically non-existent. Yes, Common Core SUCKS, and yes he's right about a lot of other things, but to say that public schools are broken because of the "super villain" private education companies is UTTER HOGWASH. Please provide a counterpoint before you act like you know all the contributing factors and facts.

  • Estevan Valladares
    Estevan Valladares 1 месяц назад

    "The mass movements of minorities small but highly organized and driven, each tries to get power through means it could never have by numbers or persuasion. This groups are by definition absolutely politically oriented." - Drucker, Peter F.

    People like to be inclusive only when this inclusion is politically relevant. I see no one trying to include education by itself, driving criticism to education by criticizing the education professionals.

    The irony is that our education is bad because people in education are not experienced people on the field, but education professionals perpetuating academic narrow minded concepts to grade professional competence. Exactly the opposite to what the person on the video is defending.

    We have bad education because we are driven to normalize the education by the line of lowest denominator to include everyone. There are people who are bad in this or that, and it is not ok, either they get better, or they get out. What if someone is bad at math and get no job because of that ? Should the people who are good at math wait them, because they cant or most of the time wont try to get better ?

    Art, cool. Most people talking about art knows nothing about art. They just self proclaim themselves artists, having no clue about art at all. Art is not something you learn in school ? fine. Let school for that which is learned in schools then.

    Inclusion is by its own method, a form of making things worse. Instead of getting people to make themselves better, we just making everything easier and less efficient.

  • Dennis S
    Dennis S 1 месяц назад

    Michio Kaku calls US public education system the worst in the world

  • Kai Simone
    Kai Simone 1 месяц назад

    Art is not an option when it comes to developing cognitively. Art (music & visual) carry essential elements of Math, Science, History & Literature. It also increases comprehension.

  • Andron MacBeton
    Andron MacBeton 1 месяц назад

    That guy is retarded. A walking verbal dhiarhea

  • Patrick Mao
    Patrick Mao 1 месяц назад

    The Matthew Mcconaughey of Education. Great speech!

  • 1984Kojot
    1984Kojot 1 месяц назад

    In my present life i remember maybe 10% what i have learned in schools (i was almost always good student or even very good) but 90% knowledge that i use in work comes from work and learning for my own at home. I live good enough in poor but european country. Do we really need to waste so much time in all schools when they are so much not effective??

  • William Tyndale
    William Tyndale 1 месяц назад

    The honors classes don't have the students who refuse to comply with the system, many of which are talented and very intelligent.  Why should an intelligent student cooperate with a system that abuses him or her?

  • Ethan Haworth
    Ethan Haworth 1 месяц назад

    Really Inspiring!

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    iluvart1482 1 месяц назад


  • Eddie Diesel
    Eddie Diesel 1 месяц назад

    There was no Moon Landing ! 82 year old Hollywood cameraman Max Canard comes clean about his role in the Apollo moon landing hoax.

  • that really updated my journal
    that really updated my journal 1 месяц назад

    Easily the best talk on TED. Sends chills up my spine every time. As an aspiring teacher this guy is pure inspiration.

  • magicalmuffinmonster
    magicalmuffinmonster 1 месяц назад

    He's so right. I spent my entire junior year in an AP Gov course, got a 4 on the exam and don't remember a word of it. You've got students who are being shut down because they don't "measure up" and you've got students like me who have just figured out how to test well without really knowing anything. Nobody's benefitting.

  • Leshego Lerutla
    Leshego Lerutla 2 месяца назад


  • The Kehwanna Coast
    The Kehwanna Coast 2 месяца назад

    If only they would listen to people like this man rather than throw stones at him. Ever notice that the good and fair ideas that are very much possible are labeled too good to be true or utopian while the bad unfair ones are called practical despite evidence showing otherwise? It's as if those representing the public purposely choose to go the bumpy hill on a wagon rather than take the incline down. Ethical and fair is not unrealistic, choosing to do the same poorly executed or thought out unethical and unfair decisions and expecting great results is unrealistic.

  • aeopmusic
    aeopmusic 2 месяца назад

    "I never let my schooling interfere with my education" ~ Mark Twain

  • Ruth Barr
    Ruth Barr 2 месяца назад

    I didn't get maths until I was an adult, I'm great at anything creative. I'd hate to be in education now I'd be officially stupid. I'm lucky I was born in a time when education was open minded.

  • Bobby Morelli
    Bobby Morelli 2 месяца назад

    "We missed the point[...]"rigor" has replaced "relevant" "

  • love inallwedo
    love inallwedo 2 месяца назад

    Absolutely amazing!

  • Vlad Xavier
    Vlad Xavier 2 месяца назад

    A private education system works, so long as the state or feds are not masking tax payer funds for a monopoly...

    Prove me wrong...

    The ability for the state and feds to allow a monopoly on textbook material providers like McGraw Hill to be used for all education purposes is extremely illegal...

    Monopolies ONLY work when the government is giving them immunity...

  • josh fritz
    josh fritz 2 месяца назад

    i was taught about algebra and calculus instead of credit and loans. day # 756 since i graduated high school, and i have still not used either of those previously mentioned skills i learned there.

  • kisty phillips
    kisty phillips 2 месяца назад

    very informative. Thanks for sharing.

  • E B
    E B 2 месяца назад

    Home Economics is not rigorous? Doesn't that depend upon the course, not the topic?

  • Violet T
    Violet T 2 месяца назад

    Yes! Couldn't say it better myself. Thank you!

  • Adam
    Adam 3 месяца назад

    am i the only one who this guy reminds of zack de la rocha? :)

  • Yvonne Lee
    Yvonne Lee 3 месяца назад

    i just love the fact how everyone HATES the education system, gave me hope in this world

  • Thu Ta Naing
    Thu Ta Naing 3 месяца назад

    99 salted teachers disliked this xD

  • Vinny Champeau
    Vinny Champeau 3 месяца назад

    This guy needs a bigger audience.

  • Jason grant
    Jason grant 3 месяца назад

    It true

  • heather west
    heather west 3 месяца назад

    Classical education... learn about it.

  • joshua2799
    joshua2799 3 месяца назад

    What are we gonna do about it? I would just go with the system , as bad as it is or old, just for survival. I'm being realistic. I do agree with people like him and Prince Era, but are we going to do something about it

  • kichigaisensei
    kichigaisensei 3 месяца назад

    Don't tell me that the private school industry has orchestrated the failure of public schools. There is no more powerful lobbying group in the United States than the NEA with the possible exception of the NRA.

  • Carson The unwanted man
    Carson The unwanted man 3 месяца назад

    What I hate is that even the teachers know this is true. A few weeks back, i asked my math teacher when we were ever going to use what we were learning outside of school (I think it was exponents, but i'm probably wrong, my memory is fried). I asked her, and she looked at me with the saddest expressing i've ever seen that woman have, and she said "You most likely never will, and I'm sorry for that."

  • KC Bakeneko
    KC Bakeneko 3 месяца назад

    Of course this makes sense. He's in the trenches. He should be secretary of education.

  • Learning best
    Learning best 3 месяца назад

    how to get better grades:

  • Jordan Freytag
    Jordan Freytag 3 месяца назад

    Thank you, Joshua

  • Kenny Mota
    Kenny Mota 3 месяца назад

    I spent my High School years in a public school, learned nothing. In fact all i saw kids learning was how to "fit in" how to "judge" how to divide eachother and how to be part of the next "social trend" its sad. I remember i asked my math teacher for help once and her response was " i cant help you, this is an independent class" i remember being so fustrated because i wanted to learn and was rejected IN A CLASSROOM. All i saw was a bunch of rowdy kids laughing at her response to me. This wasnt the only obstical i faced. Things like this would happen on a daily basis to other students. Being in such an ignorant enviorment made me loose motivation for learning and caused me to feel as if i werent cabable of achieving much, so i stopped going to school. I didnt drop out nor let the enviorment influence me, but my grades were horrible. This caught everyone by surprise because people knew how open minded and smart i was. Now, because, of this experience i learned how much of a buisnees school is made to uninform the kids of our future on issues that really matter. ive been educating myself as of recent. i learned more in this talk than 4 years at my public high school. I cant be anymore serious right now.

  • Wyatt Best
    Wyatt Best 3 месяца назад

    Character is primarily learned from parents. The failure of American education is a failure of the American family. His solution is dangerous. We DON'T want educators replacing parents even more than they already do. The state, having discarded Christian values, lacks the moral foundation to tell students what is right and what is wrong.

    Yes, private education publishing companies are sucking money out of the system, but government policies are enabling that. These companies don't make laws, politicians do. We, the electorate, are at fault for not replacing them with politicians who will not be bought by the education lobby.

  • Daniel Kwak
    Daniel Kwak 3 месяца назад

    May the corrupt educators see the light of personality and diversity, accept the real world and not a box, for when a corporation or government values numbers over achievements then ill not listen, for we are all different, and the school and school system doesn't accept this while also killing creativity therefore may this message be accepted, as life is an adventure, and not a road, may those who are against schools have the right to say what they want to say, for america and many other countries will not be great from education up, so please promote logic and value, and support this video, and not numbers and anti-logical reasoning, and have a great day.

  • Sunako Akazawa
    Sunako Akazawa 3 месяца назад

    ok so they say that i'm the "best" student in my school, but i can feel school killing me. I am not really the "best", i don't really learn at home or anything, just my native intelligence and my luck (that's what i'm running on most of the time). And i told my mom that, when i was studying yesterday for a physics test that i didn't want to learn, that i didn't understand anything. Through the coversation, my mom asked me if there is anyone " better" than me at school. I told her "yes, a classmate. But it has nothing to do with it. She is good at math, languages and things like that, while i'm creative, and more connected to the spiritual side". My mom: " And how will that help you in life with?"
    Me: "How are gonna physics problems help me in life?"
    Mom: "Well what if you wanted to calculate the intensity of-
    Me: "I can guarantee you that i will never do that"

  • Perky Pig
    Perky Pig 3 месяца назад

    I got my GCSE's in two months and it is scary to think that I may not go on to further education.

  • Getwidit
    Getwidit 3 месяца назад

    Still in school. Soul is crushed. Soul is dead.

  • Nick Devereaux
    Nick Devereaux 3 месяца назад

    Teacher from Australia. I have spent hours sitting through the big sell of 'new systems', 'new products', 'new ways of 'teaching'' etc. Sighing at the same crap being espoused about this mythical group of children/ learners. If these children only had a decent 'new...' and add 'good teacher' they would all be doctors, engineers, etc so called 'successes' vs the current majority of 'failures'. Listening to Josh made me feel like it was me ranting again. I am so tired of this. I just loved Josh's views. I would add to not only valuing all the students, 'fish that can not climb trees' but also valuing all the occupations that exist in our communities. Without these 'failure' occupations, doctors and engineers would be nothing, lost, unable to do their job or decorate their home. We need everyone and everyone should be valued in our communities. We do not need new ways of proving failure but instead more ways of inspiring a future no matter what skill that requires or what role in society that may be.

  • TheMadMynah
    TheMadMynah 3 месяца назад

    Wait a minute. This talk is fantastic, and it explains so much, but why are 90% of the chairs empty?

    Oh, right. Nobody wants to change the system because "It worked well enough for me."

  • Aadit Bhatia
    Aadit Bhatia 3 месяца назад

    Now, Schools are trying to keep 'Rigor" bu also have some sort of system where kids that need more help get it. This is even worse, as when the test comes, everyone feels worse looking at their grade.

  • Aadit Bhatia
    Aadit Bhatia 3 месяца назад

    Why would you need more textbooks for Algebra???????? I'm pretty sure that nobody needs to update Algebra. Geography is different.

  • Bighippie00
    Bighippie00 3 месяца назад

    Unless you have the money to fight the money, nothing will get done unless if is for profit. This video is almost 3 years old, and there are videos like it that are older, and nothing is changing. Nothing will change, until it is too late...

  • DJ Aurorawaterz
    DJ Aurorawaterz 4 месяца назад

    . :'-)

  • Lisha Yost
    Lisha Yost 4 месяца назад

    WOW! This is definitely one of the best TED talks I've ever watched. Joshua, thank you! I am not a teacher, but I complete agree with everything you said. All the systems that our gov creates become corrupt because it's always about the money/prestige/power/ego, etc. Keep spreading the word everyone! Rigor vs. Relevancy! Exactly! School should be relevant, otherwise, what is it really for, other than to show how good or bad your schools are doing (via standardized tests) and some kids just aren't good at taking tests, it's that simple. And if there is any accountability in the school system, it should be that all teachers hold EACH OTHER accountable. Not some outside source/lobbyists, etc who spend no time in the classroom holding the teachers/students accountable. That is ludicrous. Anyone ever been to a 12 step program? The program works because no one is above anyone else, and everyone has the same goal and is there to help each other and hold each other accountable to be/become their best selves. It's about priorities and our gov has upside-down priorities. The gov systems are not in place because the gov cares about its people. It is all about money and control. If our priorities were correct, we'd care more about relevancy than rigor. I was actually good at math in high school, but I still don't know what a trinomial is and I've never had to use it outside of school in my entire life. Let's make school relevant again!

  • TMinus Neutron
    TMinus Neutron 4 месяца назад

    I had disagreed with this at first. Then I gave it another thought after I observed that students are given 30 minutes to create a project, or write an essay, they're given two days to study for a quiz atop of assignments in their other classes. So basically, the school system expects our brains to operate and function like machines, precisely remembering information, critically thinking and coming up with genius, creative ideas within a half hour or less, not only is it anxiety-inducing, it's not quite right, because, as a ninth grade honours student, half of my friends suffer from depression and anxiety, and are suicidal. They're considered to be the ones who are flawed, although, in actuality, the system may be flawed.

  • DarieGames
    DarieGames 4 месяца назад

    This statement applies with me so much: "I met with our district and pitched an idea to bring back Home Economics, but this time as a math credit. First words in the response: “it’s not rigorous”. So, forget relevance. Forget teaching students about measurements, about taxes and discounts, about loans, about debt, event planning, or the reality of fractions. It’s not as rigorous as Factoring Trinomials."
    As I'm exiting high school I'm seeing all of these real world numbers, like taxes and managing money. I'm lucky since my dad knows all that stuff, but what about the students who don't have someone to teach them those skills. It could be empowering for students to learn about taxes and budgeting. You know the essential skills that are useful in the real world.

  • Paul Buchanan
    Paul Buchanan 4 месяца назад

    What we really don't need is a shiny new mathmatics textbook every single year, and the same Social Studies book from 1994. Math is math, it's a static theory at these levels. Social Science, International Diplomacy, and Current Events build a more stable baseline understanding of their world. Then teach rote mathematics in their correct context, as a tool not an obstical.

  • Keyos
    Keyos 4 месяца назад

    It's getting worse too! Betsy Devos as the Education Secretary is going to make privatization of our schools a lot worse.

  • Zack Mitchell
    Zack Mitchell 4 месяца назад

    Totally agree!! As a college student I have no idea why I am studying such abstract Calculus for. Show us how and why we are learning all these stuff, and the hunger for knowledge will be with the students

  • Mandie Cain
    Mandie Cain 4 месяца назад

    When he got to the part of a 3rd grader writing his own name, I lost it. As I sit here crying that is my son, exactly his story. The education system failed him. It took moving him to TX for him to finally write his name. And when, he had spent 3 mths at his new school, he actually wrote a letter to his sisters. It was at that moment I knew he was exactly where he was suppose to be. He finally had a teacher who cared, saw in him what I saw and believed in him as I did. It's been almost a year and it's time to redo the paperwork on the temporary guardianship for another year. It saddens me, that here in OK my son could not have received the same education. I hear and see the vast amount of comments on social media from parents and teachers on education and how broken it is here in Oklahoma but I digest it remains the same Ol same. We need real change, tangible change or I fear the students in Oklahoma are stuck. Once my son does come back to OK, I will have no other choice but to homeschool him if he is to have any chance at all as an adult in this world. I had friend once tell I had no right to be complaining because I wasn't in the PTA. Excuse me while I readjust my dog in this fight. As long as I have a child in any school I will always have a dog in this fight and every right to question his education. To push teachers to think outside the box. I refuse to accept the fact that my son is viewed as a dollar sign.

  • Robert Lancey
    Robert Lancey 4 месяца назад

    I had to comment again I'm almost in tears. Joshua Katz is my new hero, this guy is amazing I'm so hyped I swear EVERY SINGLE POINT HE MADE IS 100% ACCURATE AND TRUE TO TODAY'S WORLD. JOSHUA KATZ!!!!!!!!!! This guy is amazing I can't stress it enough

  • Robert Lancey
    Robert Lancey 4 месяца назад

    This is absolutely breathtaking, his articulation and emotional temperament is .... I don't know I'm speechless let's get this guy a household name somehow I'm just in awe

  • Christian Gerber
    Christian Gerber 4 месяца назад

    he acts like its easy to educate 100 million people.

    your not set in stone ether with standardized testing. there is plenty of people who dropped out, barely passed or just simply did not go to highschool/University who have done absolutely amazing in life.

  • The Cesspool of Edginess
    The Cesspool of Edginess 4 месяца назад

    This is beautiful

  • Dominic Arazmo
    Dominic Arazmo 4 месяца назад

    I completely agree with this guy, I am 14 in the 8th grade and my grades were fine until the 8th grade, my grades are the worst they have ever been in my life. At the beginning of the 8th grade I had A's B's and a few c's, now in the 3rd quarter I have 2 d's 2 f's and 1 c in my core classes. I agree with him on how people are failing because they have no interest or curiosity in specific things. I am a smart person, but nothing in school interests me.

  • Morphwing Gaming
    Morphwing Gaming 4 месяца назад

    Did I just hear a mic drop?
    But I wholeheartedly agree as a middle-school student and think that Pearson and ALEC have no place in our society.

  • Thomas Schmitt
    Thomas Schmitt 4 месяца назад

    Bravo!! How do we start as the parents of a 12-year old?

    • Mandie Cain
      Mandie Cain 4 месяца назад

      I would like to know too! Am very sure we not alone in this. My kiddos are 10&11! I wholeheartedly believe next school year we will be homeschooling. The Oklahoma education system sucks hard boiled eggs and I don't foresee any changes soon. My 11 yr old told me the other day that the only news channel they are allowed to watch is CNN, if that doesn't scream reform I don't know what does.

  • Sidney Liebrand
    Sidney Liebrand 4 месяца назад

    I cried tears of joy while watching this video. ;*)

  • Seraph Lockhart
    Seraph Lockhart 4 месяца назад

    The education system is flawed. Without a doubt. Students including me are made to choose a minimum of 7 subjects some of which have no real life application- not in your intended career path or interest- only because it looks good on paper. I try to be in the middle with my school work cause I do not want to be consumed by the competition that is (apparently) happening around me. No bragging but I do not require much effort to understand my subject matter and I do fairly well in this system but that DOES NOT mean I agree with it. When this man talked about Pearson I cheered him on in my head because honestly- what he said is so true. It's sad that people value a stupid mark on a paper more than your actually practical skills or thinking capabilities. The world is a messed up place especially with these conventional myopic views of education.

  • Damien DeLaGarza
    Damien DeLaGarza 4 месяца назад

    How telling such a small audience is...
    A huge congregation for technology laden dystopian or utopian visions of the future, yet nothing more than a handful for the fate of innovation and creativity.

  • VideoMasher3000
    VideoMasher3000 4 месяца назад

    Dude sounds like the naked ape.

  • TotalDarkness
    TotalDarkness 4 месяца назад

    you can only do as well as the curriculum provided to you.

  • GrieverTV
    GrieverTV 4 месяца назад

    I've got to say.. This man is quite a phenomenal speaker. He not only hit every point of the truth, but also delivered with such a powerful impact. It's quite a shame that greed is such a powerful sin with such a devastating impact..

  • Craftman2917
    Craftman2917 5 месяцев назад

    And that's why my mom doesn't give me SATs for homeschooling. That's right, it's legal for homeschoolers to not take tests, at least for middle school because I'm not in high scool yet.

  • Stephen B. Smith
    Stephen B. Smith 5 месяцев назад

    Lebron James sucks

  • Sophia Insanity
    Sophia Insanity 5 месяцев назад

    What he said about art subjects is entirely true. I've been heading towards an artistic field of work all of my life, I've talked with professionals and was shown possibilities and jobs revolving around art. School, on the other hand, has completely removed art, music and theatre as subjects. They don't exist. In my school, they just don't exist anymore, and the tragically ironic thing is that I live in Greece, a country famous for it's ancient history. So, in the ancient educational system in Greece, art was as important as mathematics because it was considered food for psychological intelligence. In today's time, we praise and admire the mental state of these ancient people and tell ourselves we should be proud of our ancestors, while completely ignoring their notions and discoveries. Instead we are too busy learning ancient Greek like it's being spoken outside.

  • evilsanta8585
    evilsanta8585 5 месяцев назад

    he is right

  • AR Records
    AR Records 5 месяцев назад

    This man should be the the president of the world.

  • Nate De Leon
    Nate De Leon 5 месяцев назад

    Honestly, I'm homeschooled which is a litter better than being public schooled in my opinion and this is still these ted talks are what keep me going through school without completely losing my cool when I study

  • Daisy Nuno
    Daisy Nuno 5 месяцев назад

    I couldn't agree with you more. I currently work inside a low poverty elementary school. I hear the teachers mention exactly what your saying.

  • Melanie S
    Melanie S 5 месяцев назад

    I agree about toxic culture, and honestly teachers often are part of this toxic culture and bully the students who are different or don't do well. I've seen this with my very eyes. Testing is awful and should be done away with. But to give teachers more power, I disagree.

  • Elizabeth perez
    Elizabeth perez 6 месяцев назад

    I teach my son I set the foundation for learning. btw "doing school" is a really good book to read