Education System In Michael Mann's Idiot Nation

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Mann believed that if the common school was improved and strengthened that it could potentially become one of the most effective ways of civilization. The schools in the nineteenth century were not fully developed and were just beginning to advance. Mann believed that through education people would learn how to conquer all evil in the world such as intemperance, war, greed, prejudice, slavery, the need for certain items, and being wasteful. As the generations go on people have begun to adopt the European theory. This creates a never ending struggle for the necessities in life “without the ability to obtain them, makes men wolfish” (112). Mann believes the only solution to this problem is to educate people and make them aware of the situation.…show more content…
If asked many Americans can’t even locate specific places on a map. No matter where an individual goes to school the overall education system is declining rapidly “Recently a group of 556 seniors at fifty-five prestigious American universities were given a multiple-choice test consisting of questions were described as “high school level.” Thirty-four questions were asked. These top students could only answer 53 percent of them correctly. And only one student got them all right.” (Moore 124) Many of Americas schools are falling apart they have leaky ceilings, old textbooks, and classrooms that are overcrowded. Todays politicians are partially responsible for the declining education system “Why is this? Because the political leaders—and the people who vote for them—have decided it’s a bigger priority to build another bomber than to educate our children.” (Moore 124) There are so many other things that people put in front of education as if education isn’t important at all. When in reality education is very important but, is pushed aside for other reasons. The political leaders of our nation would rather have hearings regarding the show “Jackass than about their own depravity in neglecting our schools and children.” (Moore 124) Many children find school extremely boring and repetitive and this makes them dislike school and,…show more content…
At what point will people decide that something must be done to change the way the schools are run. Children today need a strong foundation to grow and build on but, the schools today aren’t fulfilling the students needs. Mann believes that the education should be strengthened and improved to produce active learners and participants in society. Moore believes that the government is to blame and they would rather do anything else than deal with this issue. The education of Americas youth is very important. How are they expected to become active member of society of they don’t have the
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