Yes, they really do dumb-down absolutely everyone — seems to validate the suspicions I’ve had for decades. Go read.
Oh, and there’s the quote of the day (from three days ago) spotted at Kevin’s (originally from here):
Something has gone terribly wrong with the modern world, and public education is at the heart of the problem.
I’ve been dealing with public schools in one form or another for better than three decades. I’ve watched from different perspectives over those years — quite helplessly, it feels — as both a victim of and then as a parent of victims of the schools — as the caliber of education has plummeted and the products those educators’ efforts has become less capable of simple independence.
The solution? Get the hell away from public schools. Private schools aren’t much better. Take the responsibility for and make the time to educate your children yourselves.
Your kids will be doomed if you don’t.