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What is the importance of that college degree? I've not even graduated high-school, yet at the age of 28, I have published a fantasy novel, and am now writing the science-fiction series I have always wanted to write. I am a skilled piano technician and I blog about spirituality, quantum physics and Arthurian lore. By the same token, I've read blogs by people with associates degrees who's deepest topics of discussion concern the merits of whether or not Britney Spears should keep her children.

It is a dangerous thing, this public education. It will not accept free-thinkers such as myself, and people such as myself always have a hard time of it. Perhaps this is why I failed, in spite of the fact that my mental faculties are most certainly equal to the more challenging tasks of deduction. It becomes necessary to examine the public education system and how it came to be.

There have been schoolrooms in this country since the early 1800's. Multiple grade levels occupied the same room with a single teacher. First grade students were learning basic reading and arithmetic while fifth grade students were learning calculus. Yes! Calculus! And their meager fifth grade minds were handling it just fine. This was not government mandated public education. These children had much better educations than the children of today.

This was the era that produced people like Thomas Edison and Robert Planck. This was the era that produced the leaders of the scientific revolution. Worldwide! Neils Bohr, Erwin Shrodering, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein were all the products of this brand of education.

So when did government mandated education begin? You may be surprised to learn the answer. It was the brainchild of Norman Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, among others. Rockefeller envisioned a society trained so that there was no higher goal than service to the society. Their intentions were good, but we all know about the road to Hell, don't we?

It was implemented during the Second World War for the purposes of giving children someplace to go while the mothers were away, working in the factories. It was meant as a babysitting service. Imagine, thirty children cramped into a single room, where the same subjects are beat into their heads day in and day out. This is not how children learn.

During the 1960's the system was entirely revamped. Three manuals were written at over a thousand pages long, each. One dealt with the purpose of the teacher, who was described as a student trainer, who implemented behavioral principles in children. Whenever their was a disciplinary issue, the child was always to assumed guilty, and punished accordingly. This, by the way, is why, when someone was to pick a fight with you, you also received detention, even if you didn't fight back.

The second manual taught how to behaviorally modify the child. It also prescribed experimentation with drug methods for controlling child behavior. The third manual dealt with the school's function.

The priority is not on education. It is on conformity. We are allowing this country to train our children to live mundane lives of little or no personal value, to wear suits and imprison themselves in cubicles for the rest of their lives. It employs a system specifically designed to weed out free thinkers and anyone with an iota of will power and real intellect.

For more information, visit the link below. I won't write anymore on the subject.

Do I seem uneducated to you? You would be surprised how much I know about my chosen subjects. Theology, spirituality, physics, history, mythology and literature. My children will be homeschooled, just like the founders of this nation and most of the men who were elected president.

I guess the real question is, what's important to you? The paper or the substance?

www.4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm

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lunanegra

Sep 8 @ 4:13AM  
The priority is not on education. It is on conformity. We are allowing this country to train our children to live mundane lives of little or no personal value, to wear suits and imprison themselves in cubicles for the rest of their lives. It employs a system specifically designed to weed out free thinkers and anyone with an iota of will power and real intellect.

Sad,but true. Even sadder,something informative like this will be buried under the detritus of mediocracy which is the AMD blogroll.
partytimemary

Sep 8 @ 7:51AM  
I believe you have made a valid point... probably not accepted by all - but maybe by some.
Most everyone can sit in a classroom and learn the required courses to master the requirements of a degree ~ however, once in the "working" world, can they actually do the job??? Some can't - how do I know this? Because I taught accounting at a local community college... do I have a degree? Nope, but I have a boatload of experience, thus qualifying me for the job at hand. Accounting was a good example because ---- you either get it or you don't!!! I taught many, some who would never get "it" and therefore, never make it in the working world.

Kudos.... for sharing your non-conformity!

theSkwirl

Sep 8 @ 10:02AM  
Add to this the 'No child left behind' program that has dumbed down our schools in order that no one feel inferior.

I too am a high-school drop out. I was very lucky, in Middle School, to have had teachers who knew how to teach and did it well. I aced the GED testing and up til two years ago had the highest score in Oregon. Not bad considering.

As for a college education, I've known Physicians who couldn't spell Aesculapius and should never have been awarded one. All a degree means is that you got at least a D average in a lot of classes and know one thing pretty well. (sometimes)

Conformity is, indeed, the issue. We should all be well behaved, quiet little drones and serve our 'masters'.

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