The entire reason for my attending a class as a grad student was to argue with the professor. She was on one side politically, I was on the other. I respected the woman immensely, but daggum, did she know how to push my buttons every week! It was like she was TRYING to make me … Continue reading You can’t manipulate the educated, which is why they don’t want us educated
["Lit," by the way, is the trendy way to say "cool," or "neato, daddio." Just typing that last one is totally not "lit".] These lines are what I hope none of my students will ever say about my class: These lines are also why I often read out loud to them, because even though they're 10th graders, … Continue reading Books? Thinking? Are those “lit”?
Because we don't want to think. That's so like, boring. <insert eye-roll> We don't want to study, to research, to ponder, to analyze--we just want to be fed so that we can get back to playing and being entertained, as quickly as possible. Give us easy information, sensational too, because we love to be entertained. … Continue reading Book 7 Teaser: Why we’re so susceptible to fake news
I've been trying to find examples where this isn't the case lately, but . . . nope. Perhaps the biggest threat to institutions are those folks who actually spend five minutes thinking about the issues. Most people just deliver a knee-jerk reaction (emphasis on the "jerk") concerning any issue--racing to protest, to complain, to … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser–The one thing those in power fear