August 17, 2014

The Struggle for Stupidity by Bill Whittle

"Then Jason lighted the pile, and burnt the carcass of the bull; and they went to their ship and sailed eastward, like men who have a work to do. Three thousand years and more they sailed away, into the unknown Eastern seas; and great nations have come and gone since then, and many a storm has swept the earth; and many a mighty armament, to which Argo would be but one small boat; English and French, Turkish and Russian, have sailed those waters since; yet the fame of that small Argo lives forever, and her name is a proverb among men. "

This is what sixth graders were reading one hundred years ago, in 1914, but if a college kid today graduated with a full and complete understanding of that one single paragraph they would be better educated than they are after a quarter-million dollars or so of student debt.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 17, 2014 3:45 PM
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This is a man after my own heart. It is the reason I home school my children, and don't encourage them to go to a university unless they want to be a professional.

Posted by: Leslie at August 17, 2014 4:17 PM

Educated people ask questions and expect sensible answers. That's why the elites don't want the peasants educated.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at August 17, 2014 10:36 PM

Good, so very good. Jason and the Argonauts. Like astronauts get it, stupid Common Core pushers?

Posted by: mare at August 20, 2014 4:58 PM