Ryan Chartrand

In response to the article about education in Monday’s edition:

While Taylor Moore makes a valid point that the American education system is failing to adequately prepare students, she is missing a vital factor in the decline of western “intelligence.” That factor would be the desire to learn.

A wise man once said, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” Western youth are losing the notion that knowledge is power. All the money in the world, paired with a perfect curriculum, can’t force a kid to learn. The culture, pop and hip-hop included, has warped the young minds of this nation. Self-indulgence and laziness rule the day. We can’t bring test scores back up until young people regain a hunger for learning.

With the direction we’re headed in, the movie “Idiocracy” will become a documentary.

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