.: A Thought on American Education

Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Thought on American Education

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.)

5 comments:

  1. Wow that was really interesting, yea I'm very thankful I wasn't born in North Korea also.

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  2. I only hear bad things about American Education :(
    I'm from UK and I wouldn't say our education is amazing, but it's pretty good.
    Gotta agree with you on one part, I'm VERY GLAD, I wasn't born in North Korea or Libya

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  3. It's all part of creating a docile public.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0

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  4. I do find that schools can sometimes just be brainwashing the next generation of lazy low-income earners that are wage slaves to keep the economy running.

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  5. http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html

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