Date: Oct 22, 2012 11:26 PM
Author: Paul A. Tanner III
Subject: Re: Speachless In New York (or, another OMG moment)

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 9:40 PM, Haim <hpipik@netzero.com> wrote:
...
> I am outraged that they [that "mafia"] do not have the decency to resign en masse.
>


Translation, based on Haim's past words: "I am outraged that there
exists this socialist institution called public school system."

> A theory of education that damned generations of children to stunted educations and sabotaged futures.
>


"Idealism and Education"
http://www.pearsonhighered.com/assets/hip/us/hip_us_pearsonhighered/samplechapter/0132540746.pdf

"Idealism often is considered a conservative or even antiquated
philosophy of education..."

This idea of an academic education for all to even the highest levels
comes from the philosophy of education called idealism, which
basically says that being academically educated is what it means to
be educated, that vocational education is looked down on, a philosophy
held most closely and completely throughout history by conservatism,
not progressivism, which is more associated with more modern thinking
such as pragmatism.

And so certain conservatives need to look in the mirror before they
start blaming those "evil progressives" for what they the
conservatives have wrought.