Sunday, February 24, 2008

Meeting 2/21 summary

We began by discussing whether institutionalized education is worth it and the usefulness of a degree once a person has graduated. The fact that education is set up in an assembly line manner and is only set up to produce worker bees. Schooling vs. education --> we acquire both inside institutionalized education systems and perhaps schooling is most worthwhile. Higher education preserves class and the SATs are class-based. After Brown vs. the Board of Education, the government began school zoning thereby setting up a new way of segregating public schools. American children do not learn multiple languages in school which makes us comparatively dumb. Working 9-5 provides insurance but it is no way to live for the rest of a person's life.

Everyone, please add thoughts on these topics and things that we discussed that I unintentionally omitted.

Thanks,

Comrade AJ

1 comment:

Alienation said...

"American children do not learn multiple languages in school which makes us comparatively dumb."

Agreed. An interesting assignment that i didn't think of 'til now would've been to look at the education system in the late 1800s compared to now. I think that with the appearance of industrialization and factories we were "better prepared" if school resembled the workforce: Hence, assembly line education. I mean, I can't prove that but it certainly makes a whole heap of sense. It was a good meeting! ~S