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Giuli, I think that politicians (and captains of industry, of whom the politicians are puppets) secretly want an uneducated workforce that is cheap to hire.
Beth makes a good point. Another component relates to
Those are pretty cynical responses and I'm a pretty cynical person. I've thought of those things too. Maybe that really is the answer. An uneducated or poorly educated population is easier to lead around by the nose. it's really sad because public education has been a part of this country for so long but, it's seems like we are returning to the days when the only well educated citizens were the ones who paid for their education. It's really hard to see more and more cuts and schools losing more and more programs, knowing they are never coming back.
Sad to say but I'm becoming a believer. The article is really an expanded view of what we are seeing at the state level.
If you've read Fahrenheit 451, then you'll remember what Faber told Montag about the "solid, umoving cattle of the majority." Sadly, I think Bradbury's prediction about the mentality of society is coming true. The underlying push to run our schools like businesses and corporations seems to fit in line with what we see happening in so many states when it comes to education and the treatment of teachers. I only wonder how long it will take before corporations start dictating who can and cannot attend public schools. Our country is slowly degenerating into a horrifying plot from a dystopian novel.
I feel the same way. It's scary and depressing. Everyone is so selfish and gullible.