Gatto’s speech clearly outlines what is wrong with “education” in USA today

Monday, April 3, 2006

Some great snips:

We live in a time of great school crisis. Our children rank at the bottom of nineteen industrial nations in reading, writing and arithmetic. At the very bottom.

The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders.

Schools were designed by Horace Mann and Barnard Sears and Harper of the University of Chicago and Thorndyke of Columbia Teachers College and some other men to be instruments of the scientific management of a mass population. Schools are intended to produce through the application of formulae, formulaic human beings whose behavior can be predicted and controlled.

It is absurd and anti-life to move from cell to cell at the sound of a gong for every day of your natural youth in an institution that allows you no privacy and even follows you into the sanctuary of your home demanding that you do its "homework".

At the core of this elite system of education is the belief that self-knowledge is the only basis of true knowledge. Everywhere in this system, at every age, you will find arrangements to place the child alone in an unguided setting with a problem to solve.

Time for a return to Democracy, Individuality, and family.

Oh, I seee, you take my money by force (taxes) to fund an institution that doesn't work and I can't use. Good plan. Drive old people from their homes by high taxation. Drive young people to self-distruction. And, foist the dregs on the dole. Hey as long as it empowers the gumamint!

RANT: UT prof better off dead?

Monday, April 3, 2006

UT professor says death is imminent
By Jamie Mobley
The Gazette-Enterprise
Published April 2, 2006

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AUSTIN – A University of Texas professor says the Earth would be better off with 90 percent of the human population dead.

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Starting with him. Here's a good argument for eliminating tenure and state skools!

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