Re: >H Hayflick on death and immortality

Ralph Lewis (
Sat, 30 May 1998 21:17:45 -0700

Cori, I am not sure how transhumanism can impact this. Perhaps by being
a forum for thought.

A good part of the problem is the k-12 system. You might like to look
at Martin Haberman's article Unemployment Training in Phi Delta Kappan March
1997 which outlines how the school system is much of the problem.

Best Ralph

At 07:42 PM 5/30/98 EDT, you wrote:
>In a message dated 98-05-30 18:52:14 EDT, you write:
><< Cori, obviously you don't teach undergraduates in California. 20% of my
> college juniors and seniors in a junior level class are academically
> at or below middle school level.
> That is todays norm!
> Best Wishes, Ralph Lewis >>
>Ralph, how much of this is the result of poor schools, how much the fault of
>unmotivated students?.. what other causes do you see for these results?.. any
>ideas on how a transhumanist type can help change this?..or is it too late?..
>i have a young daughter and frankly, if she gets the same sort of public
>education i did, she's going to rather hopelessly lost. on the other hand the
>cost of a private school or tutor is not something i'm at all certain i can
>afford. ( tho, i realise that maybe she can't afford for me not to afford
>it.:-) )
Ralph Lewis, Professor of Management and Human Resources
College of Business
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California