S.Lythberg wrote:urban america has a lot of problems
and a culture that shuns the police that try to save them...
Education is the silver bullet.
Educating your population leads to more employment, larger & more diverse industries, foreign investment, etc. Its about time the land of the free became the land of the educated.
In all honesty, whilst the education system may be flawed, it's kids and teens being apathetic about school and simply not giving a fuck that's the main reason for the population's...well, just go into a large city. Ask some random people who shot Lincoln or Kennedy.
You'll see what I mean.
You're right, the education system is flawed... and you really just pointed out the reason why, in kind of a backwards way.
You ask why kids are apathetic about school, yet you use 'who shot Lincoln or Kennedy' as a standard for how educated kids are these days? There's a difference between an education that will help kids succeed in the world (or function in the world), and an education system that works by filling a 12 year void with loads of information, half of which students will never remember or need to remember a year after they were taught.
I think society has a flawed view on what an education is to be perfectly honest. Instead of educating kids to can pass a test, filling them with years of random shit, or educating kids to 'be ready for college' maybe we should teach kids how to function in society.