College Ready

Sharing strategies for student success, college readiness and academic coaching

Public Education: It makes society collectively smarter

3 Comments

“Let me explain why I LIKE to pay taxes for schools…” by John Green

Image

Advertisements

Author: lisa

I'm a college English instructor, passionate about education. Join me here and let's connect over cyber-coffee about things that matter.

3 thoughts on “Public Education: It makes society collectively smarter

  1. In response to John Green’s comments:

    I don’t agree with “a bunch of stupid people.” It should be replaced … if there has to be a phrase … with “ignorant people as it relates to understanding the inner workings of the societal system.” Using the word, “stupid” is a childish description. People may be ignorant, but they are not stupid.

    Travel the “backwoods” of this country, and visit the rural areas of other countries. There is a lot to be learned and gained … life skills and values … from individuals in these areas who are not educated.

    Mr. Green’s comment is hauntingly familiar to the “White” man calling the Native American (Indian) a savage.

    Like

  2. Thanks for visiting and commenting Tom. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. I get what you’re saying here. Stupid is definitely a strong word. I wonder if he (Green) wasn’t intentionally provocative or argumentative to illicit some response and get the conversation started. Have a great day and I’m looking forward to checking out more of your blog posts.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s