Black People : Dumbing Down of America!

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There may be a dumbing down of America. When I was in school. Honestly the things we studied were not applicable to anything I really needed to know at that time.

    What makes a school education like the one DeVry is trying to give just a bit better than what you get at many colleges? The Colleges are not current.

    DeVry goes out and partners with local companies, get and finds out what the five year plan is in that industry. Comes back and prepares a lot better for the coming trends and their students are somewhat better prepared.

    We get a lot of propaganda. The whole idea of Dumbing Down America is to make the population easier to manage, control and manipulate by the people in charge.

    If you don't think and question you will accept anything you are told. This has resulted in many being satisfied or content. ( An its OK attitude, that leads to acceptance of just about anything. ) Complacent

    As new technology is introduced like the Autonomous Cars, Flying Cars - (actually being worked on in California), Google Glasses, Working on WiFi instead of just knowing it is usable at Starbucks.
    So many other cutting edge technologies. Is there a desire to better understand how it works, a desire to not only know how to turn things on.

    Be more than a consumer, be active in any and all decisions that effect you.
    Seek answers and question why? When something is not acceptable, does not make sense, or feel right and you don't agree.


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  2. Black Phoenix

    Black Phoenix Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I know it's true. We have young people who can't spell basic words or do simple calculations because they are dependent on machines to do it for them. I find it funny that people have had novels like 1984 and movies like The Matrix and Terminator giving them glimpses of their future as puppets of the machine, yet they refuse to believe it will happen or is already happening.
     
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    wait! what? america not dumb enough already?
     
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    MS234 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was just thinking the same thing yesterday about spell check and calculators. Although they are great tools, the universal reliance on them has affected the learning process.
     
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