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  •  RanDomino, say why you think so... (0+ / 0-)

    if you would.  I'm curious what you are pulling out as important.

    Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

    by leftyparent on Sat Oct 15, 2011 at 08:34:44 PM PDT

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    •  "Education should provide the means to destroy fre (0+ / 0-)

      e will”.

      Public education is explicitly a mass-brainwashing program.  I wish it was a conspiracy theory, but the people who designed the system were quite clear.

      That's how these destructive myths- nationalism, authoritarianism, capitalism- are so pervasive despite being complete bullshit.

      •  We may see it as brainwashing... (0+ / 0-)

        but there is a conventional wisdom out there that sees this as a gift to our children based on our love for them as we pass them the cultural torch.  Said one person replying to my comment on an Ed Week blog...

        The children in front of us, in our rooms, are moving forward across an economic and cultural battleground. Our job is a "profession" exactly because we profess to answer for our own duty, and be responsible for delivering to them the accumulated intellectual heritage and cultural treasure that is their birthright as human beings.

        More and more I'm seeing this as exhibiting, in its most loving framing, the top-down control model that you and I see being exercised by the "man behind the curtain".

        Cooper Zale Los Angeles http://www.leftyparent.com

        by leftyparent on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 07:59:49 AM PDT

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