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The Underclass

faultroy Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 4:39 PM
Of course Wiliams is right, but what I want to know is given that we know so much of what is wrong with the system, why do we continue to unilterally support it? What is wrong with us?
Charles3662 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 8:26 AM
Look more closely at those making the decisions in our school systems to include colleges. You would be flagged as offensive to identify them as trouble. Are you ready to take on women as a source of the problem, or are you safer calling them Progressives? Women dominate the education community. Is there a disproportionate number of Jews in Education? Pick a fight there and see what it gets you. When one looks at Education one sees an endless vortex of money and social acceptance that is a waste to society. Identify the culprits specifically and see what happens to you--you racist, sexist, homophobe!
lastman Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 9:21 PM
We are lazy. We let the progressives out work us.

"The secret of happiness is? freedom. The secret of freedom is courage." ~ Thucydides
inkling_revival Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 6:51 PM
(A) What contact do you have with the education system? Unless you have kids, none, and if you do have kids, you simply trust the school to do its job.
(B) Have you ever tried to change anything in the school system? Go read John Stossel's article about "The Blob" elsewhere on Townhall, and then read some of the comments. The education establishment is elite, pompous, and self-protecting; they will not let you change a thing.

What is wrong is that we've let Progressives sneak into positions of power and influence in education, and they are evil.
Anthony Daniels, who writes under the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist who tells of his experiences with his patients in "Life at the Bottom." It's an insightful book of essays about the self-destructive behavior and attitudes of the underclass.

In one essay, "We Don't Want No Education," reprinted by City Journal, Dalrymple says that he cannot recall meeting a 16-year-old from the public housing project near his hospital who could perform simple multiplication operations, such as nine times seven. One 17-year-old told him, "We didn't get that far." This was after 12 years of...

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