PC + Ed = DD (Political Correctness + Education = Dangerously Dumb)

Political correctness  almost always forces us to take the fuzzy, soft  and obtuse long way around nearly  all problems. It is then a given that both time and effort will be wasted while at the same time clarity is often lost.  I feel that anytime someone believes how you say something is more important than what you have said it is a terrible waste of time and brain cells.  How can lack of clarity, understanding and precision be good for anyone or anything?     Reasonableness and pragmatism have apparently often become the symbols of wrongness and defeatism in our society.  A society that now seems to  vacillate endlessly and aimlessly between a mantra of win at all costs if you are winning, or, “tie or lie,” if you are losing.  In the final analysis too many people respond with a horrified look or a soulful shaking of the head when you make what they believe to be a  politically incorrect statement rather than thinking about what you said as opposed to how you said it.  This incidentally occurs on both sides of the aisle where we may hear that guns are bad, abortion is good, abortion is bad, guns are good, tests are good, tests are bad, teachers are good, teachers are bad… the list is almost endless and usually totally mindless relying on extreme positions because that protects both the speaker and listener from the need to think.  Our local and national media then compound the damage by only interviewing and publicizing those who have extreme views.  A person who honestly and publicly states both sides of the issue on a national or local news cast will rarely be asked to appear again for another interview.


About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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