20 March 2007
Thinking. a/k/a Alternative Education
I just read this story about a biology teacher who was fired for showing material that contradicted the theory of evolution in his classroom. He said he did so in an effort to teach his students to see both sides of an issue and think critically. Evidently that is not what schools are intended for - they want brainwashed masses that swim altogether in one direction - not independent thinkers that will solve economic problems, cure diseases, invent things, and forge into the new frontier of technology. One thing our culture excels at is mediocrity!