Tuesday, November 25, 2003

I really don't believe any kind of school reform could possibly fix the problem with public schools. For one thing, the government is not the best teacher for our children. It's not something that has been done on a widescale before, actually. The government is best at keeping militaries. That's it's job. To keep people safe. When it starts dictating what we learn, it's getting too close to trying to dictate what we think.

In fact, the Outcome Based Education is just that - feed the kids certain books and videos, and they're supposed to come out of it with certain IDEAS. This is really frightening to me!

Books that have been crucial to my own thought process on this are:

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
1984 by George Orwell
The Leipzieg Connection