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Subject:  Re: Educational Philosophy Date:  4/17/2012  11:40 AM
Author:  WuLong Number:  53728 of 53863

We spent all that time worrying about the Communists undermining our country, and missed the real threat entirely!
I don't go quite that far. I think the Labor Movement prevented a serious Communist element from taking hold. Regardless, humans are motivated by the desire for control and unions are just another tool toward that end.

I view the whole education experience as badly structured in a variety of ways. The biggest is that it is product-centric rather than customer-centric. What is a teacher's primary task? "Here's the textbook, we have to get through it by the end of the year." Is the material actually relevant to an individual student? Doesn't matter - drink the kool-aid, it's all we've got.

Teachers have become