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dumbing_us_down [2012/03/17 21:43]
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dumbing_us_down [2015/06/27 17:05] (current)
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 > Two institutions at present control our children'​s lives: television and schooling, in that order. ---p25 > Two institutions at present control our children'​s lives: television and schooling, in that order. ---p25
  
-^Activity ​              ^ Time (hours) ​   ^^  +^Activity ​              ​^ ​ Time (hours) ​   ^^  
-|weekly total           | 168             || +|weekly total           ​| ​ 168             || 
-|of which: ​                              ​||| +|of which: ​                               ||| 
-|sleep ​                 | 56              || +|sleep ​                 |  56              || 
-|television ​            | 55              || +|television ​            ​| ​ 55              || 
-|school ​                | 30      | 45     ​+|school ​                ​| ​ 30      |  45    
-|preparation and travel | 8       | :::    +|preparation and travel |  8       ​| ​ :::   ​
-|homework ​              | 7       | :::    +|homework ​              ​| ​ 7       ​| ​ :::   ​
-|eating ​                | 3               || +|eating ​                ​| ​ 3               || 
-|**remaining time** ​    | **9**           ||+|**remaining time** ​    ​| ​ **9**           ||
  
 These dominant influences create dependency and there is no remaining time to enable children to learn any degree of self-reliance. These dominant influences create dependency and there is no remaining time to enable children to learn any degree of self-reliance.
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-Institutions invariably protect their own interests over and above the goals for which they are created. ​ Educational institutions are no exception.+Institutions invariably protect their own interests over and above the goals for which they are created. ​ Educational institutions are no exception. ​
  
 > It was this philistine potential --- that teaching the young //for pay// would inevitably expand into an institution for the protection of teachers, not students --- that made Socrates condemn the Sophists so strongly long ago in ancient Greece. > It was this philistine potential --- that teaching the young //for pay// would inevitably expand into an institution for the protection of teachers, not students --- that made Socrates condemn the Sophists so strongly long ago in ancient Greece.
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