Killing Knowledge in K-12

Here are excerpts from another great article by Bruce Deitrick Price:

The first schools, the first great universities, were focused on knowledge: figuring out what it is, collecting and verifying it, and passing it on from teachers to students.

Our K-12 schools have drifted far away from this ideal. Knowledge itself is disparaged. The transmission of knowledge is sneered at. These shifts are huge and destructive, and they are by design.

Consider what any real school looks like: judo schools, medical schools, language schools, flight schools, bartending schools, flower-arranging schools. All possess a body of knowledge they strive to give to the next generation.

That’s not what our public schools are focused on now.

It used to be well understood that the human race is divided into uneducated people (they don’t know anything) and educated people (they know lots of information). Creating educated people takes work, by the school and the student. K-12 no longer believes in the importance of that work.

So we have here, across a wide front, a well organized war against knowledge and the transmission of knowledge. Dumbed down schools were created intentionally in order to create dumbed down students. That, my research suggests, is the horrible reality.

Consider for a moment how extraordinarily successful this campaign has been. Jay Leno used to go “Jaywalking” and find people who didn’t know which ocean is to the west of California. That same tradition has been continued by Jesse Watters on Fox News and others. In this video, Watters asks people what country we fought against in the Revolutionary War. People say things like “the French?”

To repeat, this rising tide of ignorance is not an accident. It’s too relentless to be anything but intentional. So how exactly do our social engineers achieve what Charlotte Iserbyt called “the deliberate dumbing down of America”?

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