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Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

That seems like a very harsh title.  I'd heard of Charlotte Iserbyte's book by the same title, but a 12 minute video?  It must be a product of the lunatic fringe.

Unfortunately, it's not.  It is, however, what you find when you stop looking at "established sources" only for your information.  Look up the quotes, research the people mentioned.  Do YOUR homework for a change.  Don't be one of the people too limited to be unable to refute any of the facts stated here.

Remember, the title says 'deliberate'.  It has been deliberate - frighteningly enough.

Required reading: The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto


Anonymous said...

I personally think that this video is just the beggining of what will keep happening in the schools through out the future because it really doesnt happen that often in public or private schools now but that will change beacause one of the examples in our school is that lady that comes to some of our cclasses and askes us about our personal lyfe. the other day she came and asked kimberly questions like do you have a active sex life ? or how do you get treated by your parents and it really isnt what there supposed to do. their should be a limit to what they could do.

Mr. D. Marolla said...

Good observation Dareen - I think you are right. School isn't the place for that - great comment.