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This article was sparked by the editorial and writing brilliance of Dave Lindorf, who also submits articles on OEN. Dave wrote a fantastic and insightful article, "Hard to Believe People Can Write Such Crap: The Dumbed Down NY Times Columnist."


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Is this true to you: "A dumbed down New York press?" Does New York reflect a dumbed down culture in general? How about the majority of the United States citizenry? Are we as humans going backwards and not evolving? I believe so. Thus I am taking Dave's thesis further.

Why do you think the Bush era brought forth the "No Child Left Behind" act by ordering standardized tests and teaching requirements? Independent thinking and study by both students and teachers was sacrificed to standardized indoctrination. Enforced standardization kills diversity in thought and thus discourages creativity.

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It's a "dumbing down" of the population. God forbid someone should learn something that deviates from the "approved" curriculum.

In Nature, diversity is one with unity. Thus our Nation's motto states "E Pluribus Unim", meaning diversity (pluribus) within unity (unim). Ever walked in the woods? Have you noticed different parts of the woods have microclimates? Don't the various animals, climates etc. reflect this "E Pluribus Unim"? Could "E Pluribus Unim" be the mindset we need to kindle to allow evolution?

How has our current dumbed down population come into being? How did we ever get a Trump for a potential president? Are we "trumping" and trampling potential evolution? Meanwhile, what kind of intelligence is going to vote for the man? You answer that one. I am assuming you are not Trump oriented if you're reading OEN.

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George Bush JR came around with the brilliant idea of increasing standardized testing while fostering the "No Child Left Behind Act." One article on Wikipedia states the goal of this "No Child Left Behind Act" is:

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Burl is an avid writer and publishes to OpEd News. He is author of "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature." As of this writing, Burl is planning to self-publish the book. Alongside his wife, Burl co-hosts an on line radio (more...)

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