Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Dumbing of America

Call Me a Snob, but Really, We're a Nation of Dunces
by Susan Jacoby
from The Washington Post Online
February 17, 2008

This article, recommended by a F/friend is worth a read. Are we getting dumber or is it just the politicians? My son having trouble writing, but a genius at Excel. Well, he is a good writer, but especially on a computer. And folks, let's NOT lay the blame on the teachers, please. But some of the numbers in this article are really amazingly disturbing......

Read the article.

1 comment:

gartenfische said...

Thank you so much for this. I am going to put it up at my alter blog, wyrdbyrd.

How can we blame the teachers (as some will do), when parents aren't interested in learning, either, when we have this arrogance about our lack of knowledge? It is not only embarrassing, but distressing, to watch our country slide down and down in this way. People aren't even aware.