Question by jezebel: Are the schools failing us or it is the 24 hour cable news cycle?
So many of the people who contribute their often inflamed opinions here don’t seem to have a 4th grader’s understanding of civics, political science and Constitutional Law. Should people be forced to learn the basics before they’re allowed to vote? The ignorance in so many of the political postings in here makes me afraid for the future of the United States.
MY hillbilly and ghetto groups?!
Answer by Spock (rhp)
America’s schools have been failing for years and you only just now notice?
arguably, our schools are designed to sort students into categories for later treatment and not to actually impart a useful education.
the prime categories are
1. stars … these people are headed to graduate schools and will become our next generation of the elite … lawyers, physicians, and ministers, plus a few other careers qualify.
2. solid material … these will become the leaders and managers of our businesses and enterprises. they’re solid college material
3. workers … these people will follow orders … used to be they’d become factory hands, now they go to community college for career training.
4. the leftovers and hopeless .. our schools fail to educate these people for anything of any use and, frankly, don’t much care that they don’t, either. Many will drop out of high school.
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