Interesting, yet these folks don't live in the real world. Public education is the avenue upon which the brainwashing first begins....any deviation from the standard text by any teacher results in a lecture from those who provide the script. It's why my genius bro in law quit and took up with corp America...I guess he caved in a sense....someone warned him years ago...........if he has regrets he'll not be real eager to admit them..
I wonder.. do they still say that there's no such thing as a stupid question?
I am gratified to know that someone else catches it. ..However few. But I suspect this has always been the human condition.
Agree ..public education is the avenue by which the brainwashing first begins.
I know of one teacher who was teaching language/english and that alot of what is true or not can be determined by the usage or non usage of the language. Knowing some history also helps...even etymology...the history and derivation of words.
What happened in "Public Education" with this teacher is that when the students learned the knowledge of language use and misuse ..they began going to their other classes and calling out the teachers on the curriculum...based on these language skills. This did not work out well and this particular teacher was terminated for teaching his students how to think based on the understanding of language. Years later one of his students visited him and in conversation he stated that he believed he was employed to teach people the truth and how to determine the truth on any particular topic.
Not many teachers today dare to go this route. They would quickly be culled out.
As to encouraging questions or questioning...this is standard M1A tactic in many places today until someone asks a question no none in positions of authority wants to have asked ...much less answered. I have seen this myself ..in several instances.
Your thinking and acting/conducting for yourself and your self interests...is not encouraged or promoted. Lock step thinking and conduct is encouraged.
My view of this template is that it is mixing leaven with unleaven, new wine with olde..is now become the standard bill of fare across this land. This to the point where mediocrity is become now excellence.
All of this under the guise of Multiculturalism, tolerance, and whatever template will come up next.
What this person in the OP is speaking of ..is what happens when enough Public Education takes place. We no longer know the difference in privileges and rights...or legal and lawful...et al.
But we do know what is on TV and in the movies this week..on ESPN et al.
To me ..a public education= a television and movie education...based mostly on instant gratification and emotions. Not in the real world.
And these people are now in positions of leadership....and it is showing on them.