No, it means Microsoft shareholders should buy some Google stock...
No, that's not a straw man. That's what you said. You said every education system was abysmal, implying the lack of a system was better.
Take responsibility for your own bad argument and don't blame me for pointing out how incredibly stupid it was. You can say "I didn't really mean that"
But no. You gotta go "I didn't say the stupid shit I said, here's me saying something much more reasonable as if it were what I said originally, idiot".
Neoliberals will shrug this off as an anomaly, but the ability of people of privilege to steal is enhanced by unregulated free markets.
It never fails. When there are no rules, it pays to be unruly.
Do you carry your SATA drive around with you wherever you go and attach it to every computer you use?
Yeah, there's a portable SSD in my bag, with eSATA and USB. There's a couple of 64gb SD cards in there too.
It's smaller than my smartphone and a lot more sturdy. It sits in one of those little slots on the side. Never had a problem with it.
I've had enough of trusting companies like Google to always have a particular service available and to keep their snoots out of my stuff.
On the other hand, if a company that doesn't data mine, and encrypts all data and does not acquiesce to NSA requests, then we can do business. But not for free or cheap because of data mining. I don't like F2P. I don't want anything for free. I don't trust anything that's being offered to me for free or for cheap. It just means the true price is hidden and that's creepy.
The actual "literature" chosen barely qualifies as such. From a reduced, ideologically derived vocabulary to a limited set of stories to choose from, it's as if George Orwell's Newspeak has stepped into our schools.
And thus, a step away from universal liturgy into ideological reduced vocabulary.
Thank you for your argument. I'm not sure how much I agree with its premises or data, but it's at least useful to reflect on.
Right, so education never did anything for anyone.
I mean, I'm not sure what you're comparing it to if "every education system" sucks. I hate to point out the obvious, but universal education was a transition point for society at large from some really terrible conditions. I'm sorry the real world is abysmal, but we don't live in a fictional universe where everyone is super-intelligent and knows everything.
You're not wrong, but I think you're disagreeing with a different point than I was making.
Recently reopened Technocrat.net.
Sounds very, um... trustworthy... and believable...
Even the summary said it was a sellout..
Where to begin? Denial of reading the classics. The elimination of poetry and Shakespeare. Replacement with texts designed to limit vocabulary and more importantly, limit thinking. The almost assured dropout rate of at least 34% as the kids too stupid to achieve common core drop out from frustration and the kids too smart for common core drop out from boredom.
It's likely great for the 68% of the kids in the middle of the bell curve, but universal literacy is not going to be accomplished under it anymore.
And 78% of the test with a ruler and marking column C.
then people should be well within their rights to show up with a wheelbarrow, right?
And the restaurant will gently (or not so gently) remind you that it is a private establishment with every right to tell you to take your patronage elsewhere, that you are abusive and they dont want you there.