[ExI] my view of education
sparge at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 13:44:14 UTC 2018
On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 1:15 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> Now I am a loyal American who loves his country. But. I want the truth out
> and no lies and coverups in educating children.
Government-run education promotes the government, not too surprisingly.
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
I'm not convinced they're harmless, but they do serve to demonstrate the
need for skepticism.
> 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.
Yeah, they don't teach critical thinking and generally don't reward
students questioning their teachings.
> Education or propaganda?
It's some of both, of course. I think where public K-12 education really
fails is in teaching life skills like planning, time management, finance,
decision making, etc.
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