a tdaxp Special Report by “Aaron”
Aaron is a Noted Beacon of Non-Partisan Sanity
Harm de Blij’s book, previously shouted out on tdaxp (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) gets a mention on www.kuro5hin.org along with discussion about shortcomings by American students in the area of geography. Read the whole thing.
The brief article did touch off a neuron or two. tdaxp and I frequently argue, over Chinese food naturally, of the utility of public vs private school. So I did some digging. Many conservatives would state that public schools spend too much time teaching hippy ideas and equality and not enough time teaching facts / knowledge. I would argue strongly the other way, that sports, popularity and increasing sexual awareness keep anyone from learning anything in public school. I figured, someone, somewhere has to have dug up some figures. I was right, and they’re not that old.
Now, the point here isn’t to stir up a new argument. That’s actually only secondary. What I want to point out here is that Lutherans outscored Catholics. Since I recently transferred to a private Lutheran college, strictly for the degree, I thought I’d stick it to tdaxp ( and lesser to co-conspirator Catholicgauze) as tdaxp is into Catholicism strictly for the trivia.
Eat hot Eucharist, fascist pig!