Comment: I agree. It's our failed education system.

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I agree. It's our failed education system.

For one, there is the farce of today's so-called teacher education (as I noted above).

There is also the obsession with standardized tests. In the beginning of the year, you won't hear teachers tell a group of parents that a goal of their course is to "foster an appreciation for Chemistry" or "foster an appreciation for Mathematics"... or History... or Literature... It will be something more like "to have students pass the year-end state exam."

I won't go on. Already did that in my post on the cell phone lady, which was not the same situation but what I felt was indicative of the same; few agreed with me.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir