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To: Sopater
According to the official White House website, the end goal of schooling is to “help restore middle-class security.”

Thanks for posting this. When I read this premise, I had to go to the White House website to verify it. Sure enough it is there. My jaw dropped on seeing it for myself.

I taught high school for 30 years. My philosophy of education was mainly this: it is the job of schools and teachers to provide our youth with an "on-ramp" to the flow of The Great Conversation, the elegant flow of civilization itself. I always hoped that even the Lois Lerners (lowest learners) in my classes would come out ready to survive, even thrive, and that there would be a significant percentage of students who would become hungry and thirsty for more and more knowledge, and that a percentage of them would go out and add to the Great Conversation.
Nowhere in my thinking was there EVER anything about social and economic class demographics. That is communist thinking.

How ridiculously far we have fallen off course.

2 posted on 07/03/2013 7:32:54 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU...)
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To: Migraine
That is communist thinking.

How ridiculously far we have fallen off course.


And how sad it is that we seem to have embraced that fall as something to cling to.
3 posted on 07/03/2013 7:42:00 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Migraine
...even the Lois Lerners (lowest learners) in my classes...

Funny that you should say that, because when the IRS news first broke, I was listening on my radio, and I thought that they actually said "lowest learner".
4 posted on 07/03/2013 7:43:32 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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