Re: The Education Function

Spike Jones (
Sat, 05 Dec 1998 23:36:45 -0800

> If you live in the United States you know how inadequate the public
> education system is. The following report illustrates how American schools
> are incompetent in the areas of science and mathematics education:

the u.s. must eventually face the hard truth on how damaging it is to our education system to hold to certain politically correct notions. the one i refer to in particular is refraining from teaching evolution in order to avoid challenging fundamentalist belief systems. nothing in biology makes sense without the notion of evolution. next, we do not teach logic, which undermines mathematical education. if we do not fight back, the 21st century u.s. could become as fundamentalist as afganistan under the taliban. spike