the death of why?

In an attempt to control children, American society has killed their natural curiosity. Children and adults no longer ask about the nature of things and merely accept what they are told. With the No Child Left Behind initiative, our society is schooling our children to memorize facts rather than how to learn. In her book,The Death of “Why?”: The Decline of Questioning and the Future of Democracy, Andrea Batista Schlesinger discusses the political, scientific,  and social ramifications of a society run without analytical thought or civic minded individuals. The beginning of the book addresses the need for more individuals who think for themselves and about the child-rearing of such individuals, while the majority of the book addresses the social and political aspects of such a society. I recommend picking up a copy at your local library.

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  1. Where do you find the time to read all these? I desperately want to finish a book I started months ago. Anyway, I’m adding them to my list in the hope of finding a moment along the way to read them 🙂

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