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Education

The foundation of any solid education is the ability to think critically. Being able to gather facts and information and then to arrive at solid reasonable conclusions. To that end basic subjects have to be taught to be able to gather information: Math, English (including Literature), History are essential.
To arrive at solid reasonable conclusions a foundation of values must be taught.
ONE CAN HAVE THE SCALES TO WEIGH INFORMATION BUT IF THERE IS NO COUNTER BALANCE OR STANDARD THEN THE INFORMATION IS AT BEST IS ONLY WEIGHED AGAINST ITSELF FOR A CIRCLE ARGUEMENT AND NO ADVANCE OF GENIUNE KNOWLEDGE.
So then it comes down to whose values will be taught?
This brings to mind a conversation I had with the late Senator Mark Hatfield of Oregon when I ask him if he supported prayers in school, he said; “no, but not because I don’t believe in prayer, I do, but because I don’t have time to write all the prayers for the schools and I don’t trust anyone else to….”

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