[ExI] my view of education

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 05:55:13 UTC 2018

I would say I noticed that something was missing in school, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it particularly. 

My father is a history major so often filled in other things at the dinner table, and I checked out many “critical” books at the library. My parents always tried to “home school” me in addition to my public school education.

SR Ballard

> On Dec 13, 2018, at 12:10 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> What is taught in school?  I am more concerned with what is not being taught. Have you ever opened a book entitled something like “What they did not teach you in school?”
> If you did, you find out that schools, from grade one, teach a very sanitized version of history, especially American history. Americans are always right, our opponents are always wrong. When we go to war, atrocities are committed by them, not us. Our heroes never do anything wrong and are completely one-dimensional people.  That is change some during and after the Vietnam 'war.'
> If we had studied another country’s history books and found things like this, we would call their teaching propaganda and lies, destined to brainwash their children into believing that their country is right and others wrong.
> Having had history in college, I can say that they did not even try to overcome to one-sided images presented in high school and before. It was just more detailed.
> Now I am a loyal American who loves his country. But. I want the truth out and no lies and coverups in educating children. After all, lying to children about Santa, the Easter Bunny, and so on, are discovered to be lies, though thought to be harmless, along the way to adulthood. 
> School boards and colleges say that they are teaching critical thinking, but my question is, where? How? In what class? One-sided teaching is the farthest thing from fair it is possible to get. I think that is the worst kind of critical nonthinking, and actually immoral.
> We are all pretty smart, eh?  Did we notice these things when we went through school?  I certainly did not.
> Education or propaganda?
> bill w
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