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I can be a blockhead sometimes!

My philosophy is that modern educational systems are flawed.  Back in the "good ol' days", not everyone went to college.  Someone who had a college education was considered quite special.  In my opinion, these days, college, even public ones, are less about education and more about profit.  Consider this quote from Aristotle - "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." So what do we do, we standardize tests so that we can make sure that our children can pass the same Jeopardy challenges, but what does that really get them?  How far in your career has trivia taken you?  Probably not far.  But as Stobaeus says: "What use is knowledge if there is no understanding?" Honestly not much.  Where we fail our children most often is not teaching them how to use the knowledge at their fingertips. 

So, why the quotes?  I hope for you to understand that education has been…