“Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them. They school them to confuse process and substance. Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: the more treatment there is, the better are the results; or, escalation leads to success. The pupil is thereby “schooled” to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new.
Health, learning, dignity, independence, and creative endeavour are defined as little more than the performance of the institutions which claim to serve these ends, and their improvement is made to depend on allocating more resources to the management of hospitals, schools, and other agencies in question.”
~ Ivan Illich
This one is quite silly actually. Schools or hospitals usually struggle with lack of personnel, equipment and overcrowded classes. Cops at least in the US have first-class equipment, the problem is not in shortages of anything but brains.
@kravietz the $monies go to Teachers Union...the monopoly of lotto for education, bulk of revenue goes to pad teachers salaries leavin kids short-changed.
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