This is the price of underfunding public education

  • Jonathan Wilson is Des Moines’ lawyer.
  • He was on the Des Moines School Board from 1983 to 1995.

They say we don’t know what we don’t know. It’s hard to argue with that. They also say that what you do not know, you will not teach. This is also hard to argue with. And the combination of these two statements explains how civilization is transforming and, in effect, drowning out citizens.

Who benefits? The advantage of those who find it easier to manipulate citizens. And, in addition to this, the victims of this stun do not realize that they have thus become victims, which goes back to the axiom that you do not know what you do not know. Unstudied history; unlearned facts; untrained sciences: untrained skills of critical thinking; untrained responsibility citizenship in a democracy.

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