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These People Think Martin Luther King Jr. Endorsed Donald Trump

  • Now this would be huuuuuge.
  • MLK's dream just became a nightmare.
  • Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America

Bill Bradley, Huffington Post 

http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/569e56b91f000023002162d4.jpeg Sigh. ABC

01/19/2016 | MLK's dream just became a nightmare.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew out to ask people what they thought about the announcement that Dr. King was endorsing Donald Trump.

Obviously, there are a lot of reasons that's not true -- mostly because Dr. King died in 1968 -- but that didn't stop some of these people from totally buying into it. 

Bill Bradley, Entertainment Editor, Huffington Post 

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Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America, Ray Williams, Psychology Today

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  • There is a growing anti-intellectual dumbing down of our culture
  • Special Project | The Dumbing Down of American Politics, Week of October 6, 2013
  • Special Project | The Dumbing Down of American Politics, Week of June 1, 2014

Is Education the overlooked issue of 2016?

  • “Read John Taylor Gatto’s The Underground History of American Education,” the high school teacher said to me at the end of the night.
  • What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

Jon Nichols, Political Moll

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January 20, 2016 | “Education in America isn’t broken. It’s doing exactly what it was intended to do.”

I heard that from someone at a dinner party about four months back. This guest I sat across from was a twenty-something high school English teacher. I asked him what he meant by that statement. He said something to the following, paraphrased effect:

“Government and corporations don’t want people who can think. They want people who know just enough to get by but not enough to question and to form our own ideas. They want people who will be good consumers.”

Jon Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for the Nation magazine as its national affairs correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and dozens of other newspapers.

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http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/monty_python_peasants.jpg What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages, Daniel Lattier, Intellectual Takeout 

Interestingly, in America today, one finds some of these same trends: fewer students are exposed to philosophy (which used to be taught at the high school age), there are reports of teacher shortages, 20% of four-year college students now take remedial courses, and 27% of adults didn’t read a single book last year. The general consensus is that American education is in crisis.

Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America

What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

  • Interestingly, in America today, one finds some of these same trends: fewer students are exposed to philosophy (which used to be taught at the high school age), there are reports of teacher shortages, 20% of four-year college students now take remedial courses, and 27% of adults didn’t read a single book last year. The general consensus is that American education is in crisis.
  • Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America

Daniel Lattier, Intellectual Takeout

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/monty_python_peasants.jpg January 4, 2016 | The period of the “Dark Ages” is synonymous with cultural deterioration in the West. It is typically applied to those centuries following the fall of the Roman Empire at the end of the 5th century, and is regarded as a time when education dramatically declined.

In his classic Education and Culture in the Barbarian West, Pierre Riché offers the following four characteristics that signaled this decline in education at the beginning of the 6th century.

Daniel Lattier is the Vice President of Intellectual Takeout. In his role, he oversees the daily operations, production of content for the website, and messaging on social media.

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Anti-Intellectualism and the "Dumbing Down" of America, Ray Williams, Psychology Today

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  • There is a growing anti-intellectual dumbing down of our culture
  • Special Project | The Dumbing Down of American Politics, Week of October 6, 2013
  • Special Project | The Dumbing Down of American Politics, Week of June 1, 2014

Special Project | The War on Children: Week Ending January 9, 2016

 

  • http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/Kiddies%20image.jpgThe United States is one of the few countries in the world that puts children in supermax prisons, tries them as adults, incarcerates them for exceptionally long periods of time, defines them as super predators, pepper sprays them for engaging in peaceful protests, and, in an echo of the discourse of the war on terror, describes them as 'teenage time bombs.' 
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    • Children’s Day And Child Labour: Lost Childhood
    • Adults Are the Problem
    • Schoolkids in Handcuffs
    • Teacher's Facebook resignation post goes viral because she is 100% right
    • Lets Stop Shaming Ourselves for Having Robust and Healthy Sex Lives

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

 

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Conservatives Threaten School For Reading Book About A Transgender Girl. Their Response Was Perfect, Zack Ford, Think Progress

  • Mount Horeb (WI) School Board member Peter Strube concluded the brief discussion by declaring, “Let the word go forth here and now that this board will stand united and we will not be intimidated and we will teach tolerance and will be accepting to everyone.”
  • Pope lectures Catholic elders at closing of synod on family

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Children’s Day And Child Labour: Lost Childhood, John Gaingamlung Gangmei, Countercurrents.org

  • Child labour exists because we allow it to exist.
  • Schoolkids in Handcuffs

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Adults Are the Problem, Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund / Common Dreams

  • "I am often asked what’s wrong with our children and I almost always answer, adults are what’s wrong."
  • Schoolkids in Handcuffs
  • Do Military Recruiters Belong in Schools? 

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Schoolkids in Handcuffs Editorial Board, New York (NY) Times

  • The Justice Department (has made) it clear that federal law requires districts to create disciplinary policies that do not have the effect of criminalizing and discriminating against children with disabilities. What’s really alarming is that this kind of illegal treatment is not uncommon in schools all over the country.
  • Special Project | The War on Children: Week Ending September 12, 2015

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Teacher's Facebook resignation post goes viral because she is 100% right, Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

  • The White House announcing a need to cut back on standardized testing mania is a nice thing to say and (hopefully) mean. However, the economic beast that drives this top-down, standardized testing approach must be dismantled.
  • Teacher’s resignation letter: ‘My profession … no longer exists’

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Lets Stop Shaming Ourselves for Having Robust and Healthy Sex Lives, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • Let's stop shaming females for having robust and healthy sex lives, or for being in touch with and honoring their physical desires. Let's instead give these young women the tools they need to arm themselves for participation in healthy sexual relationships: namely, confidence, pregnancy and disease prevention, and knowledge of consent and the right to full bodily autonomy.
  • Part 1: The Purity Standard Is Outdated and Unfair. And It's Time for It to Go
  • Part 2: Frozen Out- Disney's outdated messages to our daughters

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