It was a very interesting article on the "deliberate dumbing down of America."
|Me fail English? That's unpossible!|
Gone are the days of individualism and ingenuity in America. In its place is "teaching for the test," education as regurgitation, and work-based training. If students are only ever taught to merely regurgitate that which authority tells them to, they are easier to control, and sweeping societal and political change can be forced upon the populace with virtually no resistance.
So goes the thesis.
It certainly gave me a LOT to think about these last 24 hours.
It also helped shed some light on the militant atheists who I've attempted to discuss philosophy with. Dissect their worldview in 30 seconds, and get called a bigot. Very intelligent.
Most importantly, it steeled my resolve to continue homeschooling our lil'uns.