Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The dumbing down of America

More sad news: "Putting Our Brains on Hold" by Bob Herbert
 
 
Unfortunately, so true it is...
 
 
 

4 comments:

Dee J. said...

Great article! - I wonder so often why we blindly support the building of sports stadiums at the same time we are closing schools?????

Sara said...

Totally agree.

Stuttgartgirl said...

This is sad. I worked at a college and the notion that something must be interesting to keep doing it (i.e. college) is sad. I didn't particularly enjoy learning a lot of things I studied in university, but still felt that everything you learned helps you become a well rounded person. If people are aspiring to be Lindsay Lohan, we're in deep trouble.

Sara said...

I discovered I liked writing, anatomy, physics, German all by being forced to take classes in university. Even the classes I hated taught me things also... when something makes your mind swirl with difficulty of understanding, it's a good thing.

Too bad everyone can't realise this.