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    The lamestream media as model for lamestream education. Schooling Indoctrination

    John R. Lott Jr., Crime Prevention Research Center, December 1998

    Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, Number 6, Part 2, pp. S127-S157, December 1999,
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    Governments use public education and public ownership of schools and the media to control the information that their citizens receive. More totalitarian governments as well as those with larger wealth transfers make greater investments in publicly controlled information. This finding is borne out from cross sectional time-series evidence across countries, and is confirmed when specifically examining the recent fall of communism. My results reject the standard public good's view linking education and democracy, and I find evidence that public educational expenditures vary in similar ways to government ownership of television stations.[My emphasis]
    Lott, John R., Public Schooling, Indoctrination, and Totalitarianism (December 1998). Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 107, Number 6, Part 2, pp. S127-S157, December 1999,. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=162791 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.162791

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    I only believe news posted on the onion....

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I only believe news posted on the onion....
    They are certainly using any excuse, including school shootings: http://www.theonion.com/articles/mot...ion-for,33591/
    Last edited by MAC702; 11-20-2013 at 01:33 AM.
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    I was recently "tutoring" a kid pre-calculus. To my surprise, he had real difficulty adding and subtracting fractions. How he was passing the class I don't know, or got to that point I don't know. When the average kid graduates from a government or private skool, they know how to be promiscuous, how to love and obey the government, and not much else. If you're black in an inner city skool, you know how to be in a gang.
    “If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind? ” -Bastiat

    I don't "need" to openly carry a handgun or own an "assault weapon" any more than Rosa Parks needed a seat on the bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77zach View Post
    I was recently "tutoring" a kid pre-calculus. To my surprise, he had real difficulty adding and subtracting fractions. How he was passing the class I don't know, or got to that point I don't know. When the average kid graduates from a government or private skool, they know how to be promiscuous, how to love and obey the government, and not much else. If you're black in an inner city skool, you know how to be in a gang.
    Another system that works ! Fractions? Oh boy....4th grade stuff

    Of course you are a tutor, you won't see the cream of the crop.
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    UPDATE: Texas Board of Ed votes to drop algebra II mandate. Tx Ed Board leads the US

    "Set to take effect next school year, the new rules would require only students choosing more academically focused coursework to take algebra II."

    http://phys.org/news/2013-11-texas-b...s-algebra.html

    https://news.google.com/news/rtc?ncl...4c593fe5fac23d

    Evolution Fight Roils Texas Textbook Debate - http://nation.time.com/2013/11/22/ev...xtbook-debate/

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/evolu...texas-board-ed
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    I guess not all students in TX are "academically focused".

    "we got calculators for that" ... the motto of educators (I had my guide at Harvard being a senior in the college, majoring in physics during a college tour ~~ HE could not answer simple math questions).


    Those who can do - do. Those who cannot - teach. And now (a new one), those that cannot teach - drop the subject from being taught all together.

    See, our education system is getting better ~ just not for the kids.

    Hooray !
    Last edited by davidmcbeth; 11-22-2013 at 02:01 PM.

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