Monday, October 6, 2014

American Education

Fat, Dumb and Happy

“Silly sensitivity has displaced intellectual honesty in American education. We’ve produced a generation with no sense of national identity and little connection to the nation’s collective memory. In the process, we’ve traded life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for fat, dumb and happy.” 

—Kathleen Parker, syndicated columnist, “Yo, George, Wassup? 2007 Image: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post

Editorial Comment: Works for me. Pass the pork rinds.

Related News Note: Students, teachers protest as Jefferson County, Colorado, school officials propose sanitized history curriculum to “promote citizenship.”

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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