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November 26, 2016

Our students’ ignorance is not a failing of the educational system – it is its crowning achievement.

We have fallen into the bad and unquestioned habit of thinking that our educational system is broken, but it is working on all cylinders.
What our educational system aims to produce is cultural amnesia, a wholesale lack of curiosity, historyless free agents, and educational goals composed of contentless processes and unexamined buzz-words like “critical thinking,” “diversity,” “ways of knowing,” “social justice,” and “cultural competence.” Our students are the achievement of a systemic commitment to producing individuals without a past for whom the future is a foreign country, cultureless ciphers who can live anywhere and perform any kind of work without inquiring about its purposes or ends, perfected tools for an economic system that prizes “flexibility” (geographic, interpersonal, ethical). Res Idiotica - Front Porch Republic

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 26, 2016 1:26 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Making them easy to herd, notice how they easily congregate in the streets. Organic drones.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 26, 2016 1:20 PM

Glad I got there before all that lefty BS went down.

Posted by: Glenn at November 26, 2016 6:43 PM

I could make a long list of things that would improve our public K-12 education system and result in better scores and better students. However make no mistake the system as it stands serves many students well. What is the difference than? It is the parents. If the parents are involved and do their part in the home to augment it and see that their child fully utilizes the system it works and works quite well.

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at November 27, 2016 12:58 PM

You seem to miss the point entirely.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 27, 2016 6:20 PM

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