Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Importance Of Public Schooling

I can take the propaganda aspect of this suggested English assignment from the BC curriculum, because that kind of angle would be brought out by most "Crucible"-teachers anyways. (HT 5'OF)

What gets me is the great big dripping slathering of Dumb, glazed with Eau de Never Read A Book and garnished with sentence fragments julienne. Your English skills will be harmed by the next paragraph of Educationist Pidgin, and you're not being babysat by these people for days on end.

“Read the play (The Crucible) and discuss how a lack of reason is allowed to exist. Not knowing the truth is what prevents reason from prevailing. People think there really were witches when there were not. What other fears do people have today that prevents them from acting in a reasonable manner? Tell the students about Maher Arar. What kind of hysteria allowed Canada to send an innocent man to Syria to be tortured?”
I like to read books do you like to too?

Just to kill another brain cell or two, reread this beautiful language:

discuss how a lack of reason is allowed to exist. Not knowing the truth is what prevents reason from prevailing.

Remember, stay in school.

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