[ExI] Let's stop lowering our IQs.
dan_ust at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 3 16:38:41 UTC 2013
On Sunday, February 3, 2013 6:47 AM Mirco Romanato <painlord2k at libero.it> wrote:
> The government have already a tool to make people stupid:
> compulsive education in public schools.
On that note, you might find this George H. Smith talk from 1985 interesting:
It's longish, but note that he doesn't think the purpose of public education, in its inception or today, is really about making people smarter. If one agrees with him, then one might agree public education has been successful -- successful at making people into good subjects of the state. (And happily his talk, while it focuses on the States, also discusses other examples and the history of the idea going back to Ancient Greece.)
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