Failure of American Education

I don’t entirely agree with the analysis in the video below, but I agree with the general argument.  I really don’t care if people believe in the supernatural especially if someone is basing their belief on their personal experience.  What I do care about is the massive failure of our education system. 

Even if you teach kids logic and critical thinking skills, they may still belief in the supernatural.  However, there is an intelligent way of thinking about even non-rational experiences and beliefs.  For example, it would be helpful if kids learned the history of philosophy and religion so that they could understand the cultural context of their ideas and belief systems.

http://www.slate.com/id/2243797/

http://www.religioustolerance.org/ev_publi.htm

http://www.harmoniousliving.co.za/News/Spirituality/American-Superstitions-Revealed-by-Survey/

http://social.jrank.org/pages/950/How-Educated-Are-We-Value-High-School-Diploma.html

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