Awesome read. I am a huge advocate for education at every level. However, as we all know, every system in our society is money driven whether public or private. Schools, universities, and college, prisons. The breakdown in our system comes long before higher education. We have neglected to address the issues at the lower levels, daycare, elementary, and high school. As a society, we have proven we lack the ability to remain consistent in our teachings. Every year curriculums change as well as tests.
Thomas Frank, perhaps best known for What’s the Matter with Kansas?, an examination of America’s new conservatism, has an article in Salon, “The New Republic, the torture report, and the TED talks geniuses who gutted journalism.” Toward the end, he writes this:
The new press lord’s deeds are all made possible by the shrinking significance of everyone else. Compared to the patois of power, the language of journalism is but meaningless babble. Compared to once having been a friend of Zuckerberg, no form of literary genius matters any more. Compared to the puissance and majesty of the CIA, we amount to nothing. We are playthings of the powerful, churned out by the millions every year from the nation’s knowledge factories. We are zeroes to their ones, ready to rationalize monopoly or rectal hydration at a moment’s notice.
We’ve been through all of this before, though Frank doesn’t write…
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