The way deanie agrees with Ben Stein

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    Ben Stein is reviewing an article he saw in Reason Magazine.
    Fundamentally, education is skills. Skills that further divide and enable labor. A better educated society is a wealthier society.

    That does not mean that all education is equal. GBTL studies is not as socially valuable as an electronic engineering degree. With one, you are lucky to be unemployed. With the other, you can get a job that pays by the shovelful right out of college.

    Schools are not the exclusive responsibility of the teachers. Education is much more the responsibility of the parent. And as we, as a nation know less and less, and more and more of the stuff we do know is just plain not so, then we are that much poorer.
     
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    Would you please elaborate on that one point? It kind of sticks out of the OP like a sore thumb.
     
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    I would be interested in hearing that.
     
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    you really need to create an environment at home where education is valued.

    Too much it seems, parents seem to regard school as free day care, and don't particiapte enough in the process at home.
     

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