Flatten The Nerve

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9 Responses to Flatten The Nerve

  1. Archivist

    When satire becomes indistinguishable from reality…

  2. tgs

    Haha, the Bee is fantastic.

  3. I was reading this morning on Their ABC or the Aged, where parents were complaining that schools hadn’t provided them with the tools to home school their kids.

    What? Parents no longer have any capability or capacity to teach their kids reading and basic arithmetic?

    In an age where we have the technology to access to just about every piece of knowledge ever gleaned, these people seem to be incapable of the most basic of skills.

  4. Tim Neilson

    In an age where we have the technology to access to just about every piece of knowledge ever gleaned, these people seem to be incapable of the most basic of skills.

    They went through the Australian education system.

    It’s a vicious circle.

  5. stackja

    NSW HSC started the dumbing down process. Today’s parents probably not equipped to handle education like 1940s parents.

  6. Hay Stockard

    Oh? It was satire?

  7. Bruce

    The “dumbing-down” started a LONG time ago.

    Nearly fifty years ago, I was browsing through some of my father’s boyhood books. Among the “Ripping Yarns” annuals and several basic books about cars (nothing later than 1930), there were a couple of Queensland “school readers”. Having just spent a year being coaxed through one of these, I was interested to see how different my Dad’s versions were. All of my family were voracious readers, and my siblings and I had the rudiments of reading pretty much nailed before entering primary school.

    The Big discovery was that the contents of a given ‘edition” had NOT changed in any significant way, EXCEPT that what had been, for example, his year 4 reader from the early 1930s, had somehow (cough) morphed into the Year FIVE text of the 1950s and /60s.

    All those “colonial era” books are long gone from “the system”, to be replaced by???

    How did it go for folks in other states?

  8. John A

    bemused #3389176, posted on April 2, 2020, at 2:20 pm

    I was reading this morning on Their ABC or the Aged, where parents were complaining that schools hadn’t provided them with the tools to home school their kids.

    What? Parents no longer have any capability or capacity to teach their kids reading and basic arithmetic?

    In an age where we have the technology to access to just about every piece of knowledge ever gleaned, these people seem to be incapable of the most basic of skills.

    Parents have taught their children how to feed themselves, dress themselves, look after their hygiene, walk, talk (and talk back), etc., etc.

    They just have to familiarise themselves with the new situation and they should be able to figure out something worth doing.

    At least they won’t have to argue with a school about the execrable Safe Schools anti-“bullying” program or “Respectful Relationships” nonsense.

  9. John A

    Hay Stockard #3389256, posted on April 2, 2020, at 3:26 pm

    Oh? It was satire?

    Hard to believe, eh, Hay?

    The Bee is a serious rival to The Onion, quite clean, Christian based and pokes good fun at the excesses of the churches too. Especially good at staring down Snopes which tried to label them a “fake news” site.

    Get yourself signed up for a daily dose.

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