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    with all the extraneous crap loaded on us by those very same ideologues we have a hard time teaching what really needs to be taught.

    Education policy is, in fact, a perfect example of what Krugman is talking about. The push to charter schools and the overburdening of the curriculum with testing and other "core standards" ideas that have been proven not to work is now the norm for our public schools. The older concepts that we once used and that are still used in the kind of exclusive private schools where the 1% send their kids produced people far better able to logically assess evidence and come to rational decisions, including Obama himself (a product of the same era of public education that I and many others of us here at dKos are.) But that too has been a target of the right-wing elites of the 1% for many years now. I think the reason is obvious, but it's seldom stated bluntly:

    They don't want the 99% to be able to think, because then they'd be able to see past the propaganda and understand just how badly their being robbed.

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

    by Stwriley on Sun Dec 18, 2011 at 09:05:55 AM PST

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