Education Reform LO9761

Barry Mallis (
5 Sep 1996 08:20:00 -0400

Replying to LO9730 --


Just the way politicians never speak to core issues because they and their
occasional handlers sense that the masses can't deal with thinking at that
level--that indeed the masses DON'T WANT TO THINK deeply about much, so,
too, are most of us working within environments where we or our leaders
skirt substance in favor of something else (Is the the propriety that is
social interaction?).

We have to talk openly at conferences, on this list, in our schools and
factories, about this Janus-like nature to society and its endeavors. I
don't know how to answer the cynic who says that such openness won't get
us anywhere, because you simply can't have people en masse confront their
acquired, societal behaviors which prevent improvements on multiple

Well, I'm rambling. Better, I'm writhing like an electric wire torn from
it's stanchion.

Best regards,

Barry Mallis

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