What “they” would have us learn
What “Education of zombies, by zombies” is about (chapter intro):
The U.S. education system is flawed. Not headline news, right? While I don’t pretend to know how to tackle the problems with the “system,” the problem goes much further. The ways we are educated throughout our lives, in general, is flawed.
The primary flaw is that we place a dangerous amount of trust in just a few people and sources for the education we receive. We trust what one teacher teaches us about Government or Business. We trust one professor’s “philosophy” of life, history, or economics. We trust one pastor or priest to teach us all our spiritual beliefs. We trust just one news source to educate us on politics. We trust just one side of the argument to inform us about the environment. We trust the news feed of just one website, when that website has total control over what we see, and often that website isn’t even in the “news” business.
Why do we listen to just one or a select few opinions about all the knowledge that the world holds? Why would we place complete trust in people who by pure chance became our History, Government, or Philosophy teachers? There is a saying that there are as many truths as there are people in this world. So why would we trust the “truth” of just a few?
Let’s dive into this topic and hopefully spark a desire to retake control of our own personal education.
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture; just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury