[lbo-talk] Speaking of University Bashing...

shag carpet bomb shag at cleandraws.com
Fri Dec 9 11:35:45 PST 2011

<> On Fri, 9 Dec 2011 12:15:59 -0500 <> "shag carpet bomb" <shag at cleandraws.com> wrote: <> <>> that is why I want to know what people expect schooling to look like <>> in the utopian future. <>> <>> i can't fathom why we'd need it! <> <> Perhaps one wouldn't. On the other hand one might <> *want* it, at least for people who are that way given. <> <> You could always just go find somebody on Craigslist <> if you wanted to learn Hittite, I guess, but it seems at <> least possible that there might be some advantage <> to having central places where you could go, funded <> of course at public expense. Sorta like public <> libraries, with teachers on tap for those who <> want teaching. But now we're *really* cookin' <> up a storm in the future's kitchen, aren't we? <> Damn. Where did I leave that immersion blender?

but you see, we wouldn't need school because everything else would be a place of learning.

the idea that learning is something done in a school, separated off from the rest of what you do in life, is pretty useless. never mind how useless is the idea of schooling that takes place from the ages of 5 to 21. we alreayd know this is a archaic idea now, it would surely be idiotic in the socialist future.

and why have grading? you wouldn't need to grade people would you?

if it's for fun, there'd be no grades and so much of what counts as *schooling* today is unnecessary.

if it's cultural, wouldn't our other cultural insistitutions take care of the job of teaching - our media, our public spaces, our museums, our childcare centers?

and then it becomes a question of, what the fuck would we do with those children all day long if we didn't have schools!


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