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A quick way to understand why K-12 schools are such a mess.
Consider where we were in 1853. "Per Siljestromm, a Swedish visitor, wrote, 'In no country in the world is the taste for reading so diffuse as among the common people in America.'"
And we have gone from there to 50 million functional illiterates.
In West Virginia, in August, we would see these fairly large caterpillars on the trees, half-covered by little white things. We thought the white things were eggs, put there by a wasp. Turns out that the eggs are injected earlier, and the white things are larvae emerging.
In any case, the baby wasps feed on the catapillar and finally kill it. The most grisly part of the story is that the wasp injects…Continue
Which is better? Simple.
Which does our Education Establishment prefer? Diffcult.
And there you have it, a complete explanation of why American public schools are in decline.
WIRED had a huge article about the digital visionaries who think that true democracy will emerge on the Internet.
Oh really? Even as our school system and our mainstream media have stopped doing their jobs?
If people know almost nothing about the world, how can they have an intelligent conversation about the day's trivia?…Continue