I just woke up from a slew of odd dreams full of conversation, swimming with my family in full clothing in a weird room that should not have had a pool, and other weird things. Anyway no one cares about my fucked up dreams, but in one of them an interesting topic came up. A faceless person said to me "The educational system is just like a factory." Which I completely agree with. The uniform seating like a sweatshop, the bells that go off like foghorns, the uniform meals and long, bleak corridors. My experience was much like this because our schools were built in the 40's/50's. Every school I went to had that industrial revolution vibe.
Don't get me wrong, I learned a lot of morals and truth from school. Unfortunately our education is watered down just like our media and culture. I've always brought up to people that there are only 4 text book companies in America and they are all regulated by the government. Remember there being more? I didn't think so, all I remember is Haughton-Mifflin. But I do remember there being few others.
Everyday I thank science that I wasn't born in North Korea or Libya, and I am glad to be an American. Everyday I think of ways we can better this country, though, and that is true patriotism.
I woke up to a program talking about how great education is, and I agree, but It needs to be improved like a lot of other important issues. It's half of what would solve our inner city problems (lack of education, and poverty, with these things there will only be crime.)