[OT] Mediocre Britain

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 14:35:20 EDT 2011


On 08/28/2011 09:12 PM, Lynn Fredricks wrote:
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14683133
>>
>> doesn't frankly surprise me; after all "Being British" is all
>> about dumbing down things to the lowest common denominator;
>> education, over-regulation (after all, if 5% of the
>> population are morons the government must screw up
>> everybody's life by regulating things to protect the morons from
>> themselves: maybe the morons should be told "you are morons,
>> get off your fat, supplementary-benefit-fed bottoms and start
>> getting your brains working).
> I don't think the phenomenon is limited to the UK, sadly.
>
> The base of the pillar is the family. Too many parents are anti-academic


10 points for Gryffindor!

>   or
> don't care enough to see that their kids have at least the same
> opportunities that the parents had at the same age (or better, where it
> should be). Fix the base, everything else becomes a lot easier.

Education should start and finish at home; the odd, stray bit of 
education at some vaguely educational institution in the middle might be 
useful, but is not strictly necessary.

>
> Best regards,
>
> Lynn Fredricks
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