"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Luddites Clubs Unite

Could this signal the beginning of the end for Big Tech's business model that threatens sanity on Earth? If so, it will be attributable to these high school students who are taking back their lives and learning to read again, to think again, to write, to share, to create.  The Times has the story.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

US DOD's Expansion of Indoctrination Programs in Public Schools

The New York Times has the story on how the U.S. military and conservative ideologues have teamed up to expand the black and brown stream of cannon-fodder-ready enlistees for the next U. S. military adventure. A clip:

. . . critics have long contended that the program’s militaristic discipline emphasizes obedience over independence and critical thinking. The program’s textbooks, The Times found, at times falsify or downplay the failings of the U.S. government. And the program’s heavy concentration in schools with low-income and nonwhite students, some opponents said, helps propel such students into the military instead of encouraging other routes to college or jobs in the civilian economy.