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Originally posted by masterp
The problem is neither the "dumbing down" by the federal government or any other reason. The only problem with western culture is that it promotes materialism as the ultimate value, making people care only about what to eat, drink and buy.
- Privacy is thought to be the right of every individual.
- Americans can be very blunt and honest, to the point where it might seem rude to people of other cultures.
- Ignorance about life outside the U.S. is common.
Originally posted by mobear
im in the british school system at the moment and i just feel boooored crapless.
whenever we finish an exam or a topic it just shoots back out of your head, no information is retained. i dont know whether they have developed this method on purpose, to get you through the exams but yet at the same time teach you nothing.
Originally posted by paul76
Is spending so much time on the internet sites like this one....Any better than mainstream T.v..
Is it possible to gain a complete mistrust of all reality because of whats learn't from the net?
Originally posted by acegotflows
I've always had a difficult time regurgitating things for exams and whatnot. At a young age I was diagnosed severly dyslexic, and from that point I've always had difficulty in educaitonal settings, especially ones where LEARNING was not the goal.
[edit on 8/4/2007 by acegotflows]
Originally posted by serpentine7
The "people" are then presented with a "much better", alternate sets of values that are supposed to accept (Right-wing Christianity perhaps?)
Originally posted by souls
See, people who visit are warned on how ignorant society in the U.S. can be. Guess what people, this plan on teaching ignorance and apathy is spreading like wild fire. If you take a look at Mexican entertainment on T.V. and radio, all of it is just a carbon copy of what the U.S. offers. N.A.U anyone? What are the shows like in Canada, I wonder...