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Higher Education and dumbing down

Last time I looked at an article that bemoans the dumbing down of higher education, which is certainly true, and worthy of bemoaning. The article complains, cluelessly, that higher education is turning into job training. I grant that it’s a bad thing that “education” and “job training” are becoming synonymous, but I’m not clueless about […] … learn more→

Education’s role in anti-intellectualism and dumbing down

A recent Psychology Today article discusses anti-intellectualism and the dumbing down of America. While certainly it has a few things right, it misses, often by a large margin, how education, both higher and “public” (more accurately, “government”), has played a role in the dumbing down of the population. Let’s hit what passes for highlights of […] … learn more→