It is refreshing to read this letter that so clearly identifies problem of displaced political correctness and describes it properly, says letter writer. STOCK PHOTO

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Measurable results are needed in education

Letter clearly identifies problem of displaced political correctness, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Schools placing too much emphasis on reflection, Letters, July 3.

It is refreshing to read this letter that so clearly identifies problem of displaced political correctness and describes it properly. A society that is spiraling into one post-truth, relativistic and subjectivist mix, soon allows that personal opinion and bias begin overriding any need for evidence, proof or facts. Subsequently the same model embarks and sadly incorporated in an upside-down ‘educational’ system. And touchy-feely stuff is more important than the whole story.

Facts, essentials, or nuts and bolts do not care how one individually feels about them. Concern is only what one is going to do and how.To make any suitable choice a person has to have clear understanding and adequate knowledge of issues confronted. Objectives, achievements and passing a grade do not need a psychoanalytical profile.

No excuse, rationalization or explanation of ‘how do you feel about it’ has ever changed a flat tire, paid bills or scored a goal.

Zlatko Zvekic, Nanaimo

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The views and opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the writer and do not reflect the views of Black Press or the Nanaimo News Bulletin. If you have a different view, we encourage you to write to us or contribute to the discussion below.

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