Thursday, March 11, 2010

Time to turn around

Having taken note of a stupid comment (see Finding the Middle below), let me acknowledge a profound observation by way of comparison.
"People are all born ignorant but they are not born stupid. Much of the stupidity we see today is induced by our educational system, from the elementary schools to the universities. In a high-tech age that has seen the creation of artificial intelligence by computers, we are also seeing the creation of artificial stupidity by people who call themselves educators.
"Educational institutions created to pass on to the next generation the knowledge, experience, and culture of the generations that went before them have instead been turned into indoctrination centers to promote whatever notions, fashions, or ideologies happen to be in vogue among today’s intelligentsia."
That is from economist Thomas Sowell's insightful essay in National Review.
We need to get away from indoctrination and back to education.

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