Today we have more technology to acquire knowledge than than anytime in the past, yet we are more ignorant, what is up with that?
From what I read the knowledge of the average citizen has never been lower. How come?
Schools are doing a poor job.
The teachers are rewarded on something other than performance.
The Unions has a huge amount of public influence.
They have a lot of money to spend/
Because various public officials have seen to it that they have collective bargaining.
Because various government officials have made it so.
Because these officials benefit hugely because of collective bargaining?
Because there is no accountability.
Because the government has slowly made apathy personally beneficial to the voters.
Closing Statement from pat gilbert
I did not hear any compelling reason to change my thinking on this. I can be discounted as merely "flag waving" but that is an admission of being guilty of the accusation ie not LOOKING because of preconceived notions.
I think the real answer is an education. I suppose the real question is are people educable? The meme of non prejudice is ubiquitous, and the consequent "I don't make value judgements" renders people quite stupid.