Dumbing Us Down.

2 Dec

        “Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.
        What’s gotten in the way of education in the United States is a theory of social engineering that says there is one right way to proceed with growing up. … nothing in the historical record provides evidence that any one idea should dominate the developmental time of all the youth and yet the aspirants to monopolize this time have never been closer to winning the prize.”
        From John Taylor Gatto.

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One Response to “Dumbing Us Down.”

  1. tinycaredance December 2, 2004 at 6:38 am #

    atupid one right way

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