Laura at Apt. 11D responds to Thomas L. Friedman'sopinion piece on restarting the economy through educating people better (starting with kids, of course). She says school can't do it, not only do they have enough to do already with reading and writing but they don't do a good enough job of that:
Schools were set up to create a homogeneous mass of unthinking workers. That's what they do best. They reward kids who sit motionless in seats, draw inside the lines, and have neat desks.
And they punish kids who are self-directed, curious, and determined to find out the truth.