Dumbing down

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Concept.png Dumbing down 
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Interest of John Taylor Gatto

The Telegraph reported in 2018 that UK Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers find that telling the time with a traditional clock is a cause of unnecessary stress.[1]


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George Carlin“Governments don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that... that doesn't help them. That’s against their interests. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they are getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin' years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want?... They want obedient workers, obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.”George Carlin


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