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    Im writing a paper on the decline on American education and I was wondering if anyone had any info that would help



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    http://www.jbs.org/index.php/educati...rican-outrage-

    be sure to use the word "Government education" as opposed to "public education". Because this drives home the point that, the parents and teachers are not the ones in control of the system.
    "One of the great victories of the state, is that the word "Anarchy" terrifies people but, the word "State" does not" - Tom Woods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution0918 View Post
    Im writing a paper on the decline on American education and I was wondering if anyone had any info that would help
    I don't have any info. But I think writing it in crayon could go a long way to prove the point.
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    I just finished Rothbard's "Education: Free and Compulsory" short book and it does a good job at pointing out our current system's historical compulsory origins and the battle between parents and the state over 'ownership' of the child.

    You can read it here: http://mises.org/web/2689


    Might also want to check out this site: http://www.schoolandstate.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution0918 View Post
    Im writing a paper on the decline on American education and I was wondering if anyone had any info that would help
    Use a lot of double negatives and sentence fragments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonyates View Post
    Use a lot of double negatives and sentence fragments.
    lmfao
    "One of the great victories of the state, is that the word "Anarchy" terrifies people but, the word "State" does not" - Tom Woods

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    I'd start by watching John Stossel's great special on education "Stupid in America"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flirple View Post
    I'd start by watching John Stossel's great special on education "Stupid in America"
    can't believe i didn't think of that...

    Yes... this is required viewing.
    "One of the great victories of the state, is that the word "Anarchy" terrifies people but, the word "State" does not" - Tom Woods

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    I haven't read it yet but "the Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" (pdf) is often recommended:
    http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/

    And here's a smoking gun if there ever was one - General Education Board, "Occasional Paper No. 1", 1904:
    http://www.sntp.net/education/leipzig_connection_6.htm
    In our dreams, we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding bands. The present education conventions fade from their minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, editors, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have an ample supply.

    The task we set before ourselves is very simple as well as a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are. So we will organize our children and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way, in the homes, in the shops and on the farm.

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    ill b sure to put in the paper about how ive learned how good FDR was and how the New Deal saved r country......

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    I just looked at Stupid in America...pretty good, was wondering if any1 knew where i could dl it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution0918 View Post
    I just looked at Stupid in America...pretty good, was wondering if any1 knew where i could dl it?
    Here is the Google video version: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...erica%22&emb=1 Click the download button to the right of the video.

    Also, you can download just the audio mp3 hear: http://acu.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=48122






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