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Sunday, August 30, 2009

DID YOU KNOW?????????

I received this in an email and found it interesting!!!



Cali said...

Since my son has just begun his freshman year in college this really hit home. What an amazing video-- cram packed with statistics, some of which are a little scary. (BTW my word verification is: dang. I'll say!)

jadedj said...

Wow. You are right...very interesting, and a bit scary. Now I feel obsolete.

Shiny Rod said...

We are but just a mere speck in the big litter box in the sky, just don't get any cat stuff on you.

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

apart from the fact that some number of the 'facts' aren't true, it's pretty kewl.

The first 'mis-statement' that jumped out at me is "that we are educating kids for jobs that don't yet exist."

It's wrong on so many levels I don't know where to begin. But I'll start with: We aren't educating kids at all. We are training them--when we are actually training them, even--for jobs that won't exist in a couple of years.

I posted a couple of essays regarding education over the weekend, on The Pond. It is a subject about which i can discourse a great length.

E.g.: It is the (tacit) purpose of American Schools to ensure that as small a number of children as possible are able to escape the social/economic niches for which they were born--despite the heroic efforts of dedicated teachers, who struggle valiantly against the implacable 'corporatization/militarization' of the schools.