RE: DSM: Dismal according to their own measure...

Joseph Moore (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 10:10:47 -0700

Regarding writing: Somebody (Gatto?) pointed out that, traditionally,
'literacy' meant 3 things: being able to read what others had written, being
able to write what you think, and being able to converse about ideas. The
first 2 without the last are crippled. Clearly, in a meaningful democracy,
all 3 are needed.

Classroom schools reduce literacy to only reading, with little emphasis on
writing and no emphasis on thinking. Think about this: the very idea that
specific "critical thinking" classes are deemed necessary indicates that NO
education is otherwise taking place. Training, maybe, but no education.

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