On Apr 15, 2005, at 8:36 AM, Tommy Walz wrote:
> We've been hearing about the failure of our public schools for at
> least three generations of kids now. Are our graduates less literate
> than they were in the 50's?
This reminded me of "Sputnik" ... October 4, 1957. A nice site for
those who can remember it,
>> There is a very long history of anti-intellectualism in this
country. George Wallace made a successful political career of running
against intellectuals. That is obvious in our parents' and students'
>> Wish we could figure it out and fix it.
This reminds me of the first book I had to read in college -
DeTocqueville's Democracy in America. HE had it figured out ... recent
thought on it at ...