- Laura Sibinescu
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Are governments interested in keeping us 'dumb'?
Educated citizens are difficult to govern - this is a recurrent argument I've encountered while discussing education with various people.
Do you think it's in a democratic government's best interest to keep its citizens ignorant by maintaining largely outmoded school systems and educational policies, a lack of transparency, or the failure to encourage social and political participation? Or would a democratic government prefer to work with an educated, involved citizenry?