Joanne says, "Someone on a posting I cannot now retrieve (regretfully!)
suggested we need to do less blaming and more supporting of education. I
could not agree more. The health and wealth of our nation depends on it."
I am less optimistic than Joanne about where education is, but she is on
the money about blaming. As I have said before, we are all part of the
problem. You have to think about education systemically. It is part of
the social system. We are the only conscious entities in that social
system. Therefore it is a reflection of what we make it as a consequence
of our actions. It is a large systemic problem. Not to say we spend any
time consciously thinking about how we impact education, but nevertheless,
it is where it is because of how the larger society operates, and the
values and beliefs imprinted upon it by that larger society.
Rol Fessenden LL Bean, Inc. email@example.com
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