A little bit of knowledge I picked up reading Coercion by Douglas Rushkoff last night. According to him the US is the only developed nation that does not make teaching media literacy a requirement in its schools. That says soo much about the media in this country that I can’t even begin to talk about it!
Of course it also could be said that the NEA doesn’t want to teach media literacy because then the kids would understand not only how the media manipulates us, but how the teachers are using the same techniques to manipulate the way our children think. It’s possible….
Lots of driving today, trying to make it at least half-way home to Columbus. I’m about 20-21 hours drive from home, Kansas City should be right around the half-way point, but it’s a good 10-11 hours so I’m off to an early start!
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