Thomas Sowell: "Artificial stupidity" and the destruction of civilization
Thomas Sowell has a lot of good things to say. This is one of them:
A Facebook friend adds – accurately, in my opinion:
"If you are a teacher, this is on you. You may protest you are a great teacher, most do, but in fact, if you teach the drivel that public school systems dictate, then you are no more than a parrot for an evil scheme to make our children stupid enough to want to be subjects when you could be teaching them to be citizens."
Yep. That's one of the reasons I am not a public school teacher, despite the economic security that would give me (so long, of course, as I kept a low profile and watched what I said). But unfortunately, despite many excellent teachers – and not a few fine schools – contemporary public education is a big part of the problem.
It may be very good (usually, with some notable exceptions) at delivering its content in an effective and engaging manner. It is the content itself that is the difficulty!