As of 10:34 this evening, this site has received 1,598 visits and 1,908 page views for just today, Friday, June 6. That's a lot for me, especially on a Friday. The overwhelming majority of them came from links to The George Orwell Daycare Center post, mostly from SayUncle and Tam, but there have been at least four other blog links to the piece today, from Armed Canadian, Ricketyclick, The Fourth Checkraise and Life, Love and the Pursuit of Sanity, plus Prester Scott's Livejournal and all of his friends.
Thank you all very much. It is sometimes frustrating to put a huge amount of effort into a post to have it virtually (in all meanings of the term) ignored.
But I repeat: I must've struck a nerve.
I know it is still possible to get a decent education out of many, possibly most school systems in this country - if you want one. But even when I was going to high school if you didn't want to work, nobody was going to force you, and many didn't. They did just enough to pass on to the next grade, and that didn't require much.
Now, it appears, in many school systems it requires nothing at all.
So is it as bad as it appears to be? IS there anything we can do about it?
Because I have another education post waiting in the wings (not an �überpost!), but I'd like to hold off a bit on it and let it stew, and the comments and ideas of my readers are often my best inspiration.