You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #23: Actually, I got a better education in math, history, science, and... [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-20-06 12:56 PM
Response to Original message
23. Actually, I got a better education in math, history, science, and...
...literature in my old-fashioned Catholic school more than forty years ago (I won't say how many more, thanks very much) than my public-school cohorts received. The academic rigor of that school was far greater than almost all of the public schools in surrounding neighborhoods. The problem isn't schools run by/for religious denominations, it's institutions labelled "school" that function as disinformation and indoctrination facilities.

There is just so much wrong with the WHOLE education-- well, can't call it a 'system,' can we? The whole education schmear, then-- in America that I am not really comfortable with any blanket condemnation of any category of attempts to educate. Every category contains those sincerely attempting to impart real education, those playing along because it's the least cost and effort and they don't give a damn' anyway, and those deliberately twisting the process for their own misbegotten ends.

That said, I agree with the nub of your gist, which is that in order to establish, maintain, and prosper as a democratic society, we need a strong, functional public education system as the norm for the overwhelming majority of our citizenry. When we lost that, the loss of democracy was inevitable within thirty years. No one can legitimately be 'surprised' to watch it slipping through our fingers now.

sadly,
Bright
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC