Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Socialism at work

Linked to the title is a great article about how socialism whould work in the classroom. interesting reading.

8 Comments:

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Kender said...

This is a great article. I love it. Imagine a world that rewarded solely on merit, and not on who you may or may not be.

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Comrade_Smirnoff said...

The Soviet education system was actually far better than ours in the west, particularly in science. There are so many world class russian scientists, that half of them have to do menial jobs (because of the competition for employment).

The authoritarian soviet classrooms were 1,000,000 miles away from our 'slacker' classroom environment.
Similarly, while in the west we have a fragmented curriculum full of relativism and alternative theories, the soviets had a single accepted body of knowledge.

 
At 2:42 PM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

Aah, your back. So their system, being so superior to ours has allowed their society to go where? What technological advances have they made in science? Medicine? Technology? I thought so.......

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger Comrade_Smirnoff said...

At least they can spell "you're" :-)

 
At 8:48 AM, Blogger Comrade_Smirnoff said...

The reason that russian scientists have been unproductive in the last 15 years is because they have absolutly no money to conduct research, and have to work with the most poultry of resources.

It's not because american scientists are better, its because they've got more to work with. They can get grants to conduct the most pointless studies in the world (as listed on the US citizens against public waste website) whereas the ruskis have to get jobs as taxi drivers

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

The reason they have no money is that Russia has still not recovered from its previous communist state, nor has it fully embraced capitalism, in fact Vladimir Putin is trying to role back the clock, furthur hindering his nations ability to move forward.

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Comrade_Smirnoff said...

Well anyway, my point was that the education systems in the communist world have always been authoritarian and definitive, as opposed to the liberal and relativistic system you describe as 'socialism in the classroom'. That only exists, ironically, in the West.

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Al said...

So, Anarchist, you're actually admitting that you promote authoritarianism? Dissent is evil, or rather, harmful (same thing to me)?

Not a truly anarchistic position, is it?

 

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