?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

overheard

Yesterday C and I had an errand to run together. While she had ducked into a sandwich place near UC Riverside to buy drinking water as we waited for our bus, I overheard a young woman talking with a young man. The burden of her remarks was the oddity of Melania Trump being allowed to be the First Lady when she isn't American born. It sounded as if she thought First Lady was (a) an official position that (b) had to be filled by a native born citizen, like President and Vice President.

I can only quote Professor Kirke: "What do they teach in the schools these days?"

Comments

attitude_boy
Aug. 9th, 2019 08:43 pm (UTC)
In the Information Age ignorance is still common
My experience: 30 years ago back when I had a high school Civics class, I do not recall learning about the First Lady.

What they try to teach in schools these days is most likely similar to what they tried 30-40 years ago:
- Show up on time.
- Listen to those in authority.
- Memorize, regurgitate, and make room for the next lesson.

Logic, research, and curiosity are sadly very low on the priority of what is taught to students, and has been for decades.

My 2¢.

Latest Month

October 2019
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by yoksel