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The school system in this country should no longer be called a system. I propose we now call it an embarrassment. They are too focused on the hard sciences and computers and are letting other very important things slide by.

I cite as my example today; I asked a room with five people, two significantly older than me, Ro who is a year older than me, and two college kids if I was correct on saying that today is the anniversary for D-Day in Europe. To a person they all said, no, that's in December on the 7th. I pointed out that I wasn't talking about the attack on Pearl Harbour, but the allied invasion at Normandy. Not one of them knew the answer. Ro started talking about how she can always remember the attack on Pearl Harbour and totally changed the subject.

My dad fought in the second World War. So for all those who did, take a second to remember them today. And then think about all those who died. They deserve never to be forgotten.

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lexxiescott
Jun. 7th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
yeah, totally a *headdesk*
nope. figured that out back in 1990 when i entered 7th grade. but some of my teachers at least made an effort to ensure we learned things. they were fairly unique.

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