You know how people keep complaining about America being scientifically illiterate and kids don't learn and blah blah blah blame the teachers?
Well, you know what? Maybe kids would learn and the teachers could teach if there wasn't so much fucking stupidity top-down from state governments hamstringing what the teachers can and cannot teach.
I'm a big proponent of education. Mostly because I like school [considerably more than I've liked any job I've had], but also because I believe it's important to learn.
I know that there are people who hated school, and I kind of get it. I mean, if you don't do well in school, it's frustrating [hence my refusal to take a math class after my senior year of high school - I think I took a logic class to satisfy that requirement in college; you can tell by how clear and focused I am when I argue, motherfucker].
What I don't get and what makes me completely, inarticulately crazy is when the education system is highjacked and we all look like idiots.
I'm talking about what being book smart will soon mean in parts of this country In the Powder Room. Come see, and we can learn together.