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Department of Education???

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posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 10:26 PM
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I always hear that the Department of Education is really dumbing down the students in schools... i wanna know how they are accomplishing that??




posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 10:38 PM
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well gentlemen, is there any answer



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 10:42 PM
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I don't see them as dumbing down the kids. Hell, that's what entertainment and societal pressures are for


I see the public education system more as a tool for conditioning. They are conditioning them not to question, to conform their personalities and spirit to what is deemed acceptable, to conform to nationalism (pledge of allegience.. I have major ought w/ this daily practice), and blah blah blah.

Personally, I am very satisfied with my boys' school as far as teaching them basic skills that I can further expound on as I see fit. I think that in some school, the idea of dumbing down comes from the fact that the kids don't want to learn and the teachers are tired of fighting w/ them and their parents and have given up... just speculation from some of what I have seen going on in other schools.



posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 11:05 PM
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the first video interviews a former head of the DoE back in the 70s. When you realize the ramifications of what this woman is saying, its quite frightening. She wrote a book called the deliberate dumbing down of america.

I tend to agree with justamomma, however I disagree with a lot of the content pushed on children.

Students never learn the true history about anything, but rather a sugar coated and swiss cheese version of it instead. If students were educated with an unbiased indepth version of history, I feel they would be better prepared for the future as individuals as opposed to carbon copy zombies.

A student can learn a lot from school, especially with social interation, however education comes from books. Reading lots and lots and asking tons of questions.

I would send my kids to public school for the social aspect and for covering a lot of the basics(reading, writing, math etc) however I would definitely supplement their education with important topics like how the human brain processes, stores, and learns information, basic/advanced psychology, financial education, quantum physics,conditioning, et c et c.

I want to arm my children with knowledge so that if they so choose they can be a robot in society, but they will have the choice of doing whatever it is they want as well. They won't be spoonfed crap and be forced to live as an unassuming wage slave.



posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 12:22 AM
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these videos didnt explain much though



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