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Frontier Academia

December 21, 2012

So a teacher carries a gun to his classroom and a student carries a gun to his classroom. What kind of teaching environment is this anyway?

Nope, it is not Somalia or the Congo I am talking about.

The state of Missouri legislators, in their infinite wisdom (or infinite serfdom to the gun lobby rather), are introducing a bill that allows teachers and students to carry weapons in schools and on any university campus.

Teaching by intimidation and fear?  You’d- better- undertand- what- I am- saying- or- else pedagogy? We’ll see how long before this pedagogical approach at the “frontiers” of educational innovation leads to a tragedy.

I guess we shouldnt be surprised at anything anymore. Our government sent troops all the way to Iraq to teach democracy with “not so-smart” bombs, tanks, and jet fighters. And it has been, shall we say, an education.

ekwaysan

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O’Reilly’s own show proves Maher’s point

December 28, 2011

Video

Bill O’Reilly: Do you feel comfortable saying…. you American people…. most of you are dunderheads?… You denigrate their religious beliefs…

Bill Maher: I do.

O’Reilly pretends in the referenced video  that he doubts Maher’s claims about  the intellectual state of most Americans.

Maher had the perfect proof for his statements: O’Reilly’s fact free, propagandistic television show has the highest rating of any political talk show on cable television. I don’t know how this point eluded the usually quick-witted Maher.

I have to sadly admit that statistics  is a pretty damning evidence that the majority of our population lags behind in the critical thinking department; at least  vis-a-vis religion or politics .

ekwaysan