Categories Education Insightful (and funny) Post author By Toni Post date November 2007 4 Comments on Insightful (and funny) Looks like this came out a while back, but it’s new and fascinating to me: (from Ron via Diane) Like this:Like Loading... ← EeePC → The tyranny of unread items 4 replies on “Insightful (and funny)” Toni — Thanks much for posting this — I discovered it right here and agree its great stuff. Thanks for this. I have to agree. I was very lucky — I was homeschooled, and was given great latitude in pursuing my interests (mechanics, logic, computing, communication). Likewise, my parents were supportive when I dropped out of college to get into this whole crazy web publishing revolution. I'm the only one of my siblings without a degree, but no one makes me feel inferior for it. Honestly, I don't think that this is a problem that can be solved by public education, because it's really caused by it. "Public" anything is destined to treat people as members of a group instead of as individuals. But it's hard for people to back away from the idea of "universal public education." Think of universal public education as a wheelchair race. It's great for people who can't walk, but it holds back people who want to sprint. And some people can't get past the fact that without that freely available crutch, some people won't ever seek to give themselves a leg up. Some would rather we produce a slurry of mediocrity than allow anyone to fall too far behind the mean. […] in Toni’s Garage « « The WordPress Plugin I Need […] […] society behind. Educational and legal are the most noticeable. Here are a few words in the insightful and funny video (originally from the Ted.com – a place of many more insightful videos). Here is a quote from a […] Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.