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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
If we would look at education as more than something you do so you can get a job, instead of something one needs to be the best they can be, we could again be the society that brought us all of the great inventions of the Industrial Revolution. Every child needs exposure to Shakespeare. Every child needs to understand American history as a minimum, and Western Civilization history preferably. Every single child graduating high school should understand calculus. Every child should know how to read cursive writing. Those are not unreasonable goals if we concentrate more on teaching for the purpose of learning and less for the purpose of getting through with the school chore. They are only unreasonable if we keep the status quo.
It does depending on your interpretation of the question
originally posted by: Lumenari
originally posted by: CryHavoc
So I went to a Civil War re-enactment a couple of years ago in Channahon, Illinois. The guy dressed as Abraham Lincoln was doing a discussion and he asked a kid in the front row to read a letter that he pulled out of his jacket pocket. The kid looked at it and said:
"I can't read Cursive."
Congratulations Teachers - the next generation of children won't be able to READ any of the documents of the history of the United States. It will be a Foreign Language.
Well, the easiest way to re-write history is to ensure that people can't read the original records.
I always think of the word history as HIS Story, for instance.
Just another way to ensure that you will have people smart enough to run the machinery, but too ignorant to ask why they are chained to them.