Public Education: It makes society collectively smarter August 22, 2013 by lisa 3 Comments “Let me explain why I LIKE to pay taxes for schools…” by John Green Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to print (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 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.
August 26, 2013 at 6:29 am
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.
August 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm
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.
August 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm
That would be a great question to ask him … “Did you use the word, ‘stupid’ intentionally to provoke a response?”