1a: To melt away; b. To disappear as if by melting; 2: To dissolve and become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air.
To my mind, the best way to reduce an advanced country to Third-World status is to pump it full of Third-World immigrants.
This achieves the two-fold effect of altering the prevailing culture to one in which learning and innovation are of declining importance, and also to one in which the overall IQ of the work-force is reduced to levels no longer sufficient to support and maintain a high-tech, First-World civilisation.
Canada has been diluting the natural intelligence, innovation and thirst for knowledge of its British and European founding races for the best part of half a century. So, this disturbing report on our educational system should not be a surprise to anybody.
The White race can advance to the stars, or we can allow ourselves to be swamped and flooded into a mongrelised society in which our precious genes are diluted and rendered useless, and all of our dreams and aspirations will become unattainable; William Shakespeare will indeed become a “dead white guy” and “rap” will replace the glory of our classical music.
Think about that.
Canada faces Third World status unless education fixed: Report
Country falling behind in key areas, experts say
The Vancouver Sun
By Giuseppe Valiante, Postmedia News August 26, 2010
Canada could slip into Third World status if its education system is not reformed to produce innovative and creative graduates who can compete globally, say experts responding to the latest report from the Canadian Council on Learning.
“The education system that Canada has is going to lead us to produce more and more people who are chronically unemployable,” said futurist Richard Worzel, who studies societal trends and patterns to help clients plan for the future. “What this means for the country is the gradual slip into Third World status.”
The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) spent five years studying Canada’s education system from the preschool to post-secondary level and reports that, compared with other industrialized countries, Canada is falling behind in many key areas, and that is creating a national knowledge disadvantage.
“In the future, countries will compete on the basis of their collective brains,” said Worzel, whose clients include Ford, IBM, Bell Canada Xerox and Nortel. He said within a generation, the economies of highly industrialized countries will be divided into three types of workers:
– Gold collar workers, who are the creators and innovators in society.
– Menial labourers, who work for low wages, are paid hourly and are often on contract.
– The unemployable, who have no marketable skills and cannot find work.
Among its findings, the independent, non-profit research council noted in the report released Wednesday that Canada has no single measurable national goal, benchmark or assessment of achievement for any phase of education. Investments in early childhood education in Canada are among the lowest of the Organization for Economic Cooperation countries (OECD), which means 25 per cent of five-year-olds enter the education system poorly prepared.
Canada also ranks low among OECD countries in the number of graduates in science and engineering, who are key drivers of productivity.
Moreover, 42 per cent of Canadian adults have what the council considers “low” levels of literacy, meaning they “perform below the internationally accepted minimum considered necessary for participation in a knowledge society.”
Paul Cappon, president and chief executive officer of CCL, said Canada is not setting the conditions for future success.
Cappon noted that Canada is the only country in the world that doesn’t have a federal ministry of education.
However Penny Milton, CEO of the Canadian Education Association, a pan-Canadian research group, questions whether a national strategy will somehow produce the kind of learning system that the CCL is calling for.
Milton said the country needs to focus on the nature and quality of teaching and not necessarily on national benchmarks. She added that Canada educates its most able students just as well as any other country. However, the key is to improve the levels of equity among all Canadians.
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