posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 09:22 AM
You should take everything with a grain of salt.
It's going a bit too far to suggest that you should pay $10000 a year to dismiss everything you're taught.
You seem to have a critical mind, so you should be able distinguish fact from analysis or opinion.
In my graduate program, some professors couldn't keep from expounding on their political views at the expense of discussing the course content and
that is a problem that seems to be widespread.
In those cases, it's just best to grin and bear it.
Sometimes textbook authors do twist the facts, but sometimes the facts just don't jibe with our personal experience.
Just as an example, women make less in the workplace than men, but when you control for education women make as much as men and more. Politicians and
even textbooks sometimes ignore the latter.
When the facts don't seem to add up, look at the source data.
When you approach schooling in this way, you are really pursuing an education and not just a diploma.
[edit on 2008/9/7 by GradyPhilpott]