The End of Education

The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School by Neil Postman challenges our presuppositions about the public school system.  He demonstrates how the public school system is best suited for creating consumers and individuals who are not able to think critically simply because of the median that education uses.  Instead of encouraging penmanship, reading, books as a median the public school systems are now choosing to emulate television in order to better capture the attention of the students.  Instead of teaching hard education on English grammar students are taught random things about the mating habits of whales.  I think I made that bit up, but it was my experience as a teacher of Latin!  Most of my students could not even tell me what a direct object was.  I do not fault them, but the institution to which their parents have given them over to.

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