Saturday, March 05, 2005

How Stupid Are Our Schools?

I thought school was a place for learning. Not a place to be bombarded with vicious inanities until you are the vacuous pulp that was ground out of the meat grinder on the intro to that Nickelodeon show You Can't Do That On Television.

Grant Jones posts on The Depths of Intellectual Depravity.

If you thought that Ward Churchill represented the very abyss of academic lunacy, think again. Ralph Luker at Cliopatria has an interesting post demostrating how race obsessed the academy has become. The latest fad being something called "Whiteness Studies." What is it? It is a playground for those unable to discern the difference between race and culture or of those that wish to eradicate Western culture:Read It.

3 Comments:

Blogger stillwaters said...

As I understand it, the school system below and including high school is all about soft detainment of children. A few take the chance to learn as much as they can, sometimes at the expense of everything else. Most learn a little of what they're supposed to learn and move on.

As for post-secondary education, it's never been about learning. It's about living in the system and finding your place in it. And often, the end result, i.e. the degree, is the only thing you want to get out of it.

Just my perception.

1:10 AM  
Blogger M.T. Daffenberg said...

Stillwaters,

Point well taken. College level education is less prestigious than it has ever been. I think it's because college turned into "job training" instead of "higher learning" (not to be confused with the movie). I stupidly earned a BA in Philosophy from a four year state university known for its business major. Talk about limited career. I did say stupid, right?

Sarah,

I used to watch 'You Can't Do That On Television'. It was more educational than school.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Sarah Beth said...

Did either of you read the article I linked to? That was the meaning of the post. Perhaps I should have excerpted it here but it is another blog and it would have been difficult to credit... well no matter, I'm going to have to add a smidge at least to make the real issue apparent enough to encourage people to read the article.

9:07 AM  

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