posted on Feb, 12 2012 @ 03:51 AM
I went to public and US DoDD (Department of Defense) schools from 1985 - 1999. Then attended a state college from 1999 - 2003 and received a
Bachelors. I totally agree with the people saying that public school education is jaded and has an agenda to produce a bunch of drones and automatons
to do their bidding. Especially the social studies, and history portions. The publishers do not hide their agendas at all.
I remember being taught such drivel such as the following:
Christopher Columbus discovered America: How could he have discovered a place that people already inhabited??!?!?!
People thought the world was flat: No only certain people from a certain part of the world thought that. Not people as a whole!!!
George Washington never told a lie: That's a lie in itself!!!
The "World History" books had at least ninety percent of the chapters devoted to Europe and maybe five percent on Asia, three percent on Africa, and
two percent on South America. Should have just have just kept it real and called it World History as it pertains to Europe.
Spent an entire year learning about Feudal Europe and the Middle Ages. Having to prance around as knights in our homemade armor as they romanticized
such a period as if it were so great. Had to make popsicle castles and do all of the mi'lord and mi'lady crap and act "chivalrous".
So yes. I'm not surprised that most of them are dumb as a rock. That's exactly what the system needs. More unthinking cogs to do their bidding.
Chase that "American Dream", (debt), get that College Education right now don't save we'll give you loans (debt), after you graduate you have to
reward yourself by getting a nice corporate job and get a fancy car because you've made it (debt). Sign a nice 30 year mortgage where 95% of your
monthly payment goes to interest (more debt). Get married and buy your wife/or expect a huge diamond engagement ring (De Beers) and have kids (future
drones)... Consume, consume, consume, if you can't afford it so what? Get a credit card spend spend spend, buy buy buy! Now now now!
That about sums it up...
That's what the US public educational system is designed to produce.
edit on 12-2-2012 by majesticgent because: (no reason given)