His style with interview Michelle Rhee really showed how gestures and even appearance are becoming more like Mr. O each passing year. Even as Mr. O himself goes gallivanting about with stand up. Never would have seen it coming.
But JOn was correct that the simple minded philosophy of Dewey was the last revolution in our educational thinking and the results have been of course horrendous. Just as every collectivist override of our founding Philosophy has been.
IN THE REALIZATION OF INDIVIDUALITY THERE IS FOUND ALSO THE NEEDED REALIZATION OF SOME COMMUNITY OF PERSONS OF WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL IS A MEMBER; AND, CONVERSELY, THE AGENT WHO DULY SATISFIES THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH HE SHARES, BY THAT SAME CONDUCT SATISFIES HIMSELF.
This is simply a rehash of the collectivist social contract. We add a variation of 'from each according to his abilities to each according to their needs'. Morality becomes a construct of 'scientific' process as studying ethics. In the real world of constant human nature, ethics dissolves into relativism and zero sum social interaction. Glutton Gore with more money than he will ever need 'must' sell his tv channel to an oil state and hostile to Americans ideals network. Explanation is he is selfish like every one else but the high priest is still better because he caused awareness rather than an accurately informed citizenry capable of managing America. The common person is made to be incapable of managing America as awareness rather than informed is valued.
Compare this to Ben Franklin's recommendations -
With the whole should be constantly inculcated and cultivated, that Benignity of Mind (* 27), which shows itself in searching for and seizing every Opportunity to serve and to oblige; and is the Foundation of what is called GOOD BREEDING; highly useful to the Possessor, and most agreeable to all (* 28).
The Idea of what is true Merit, should also be often presented to Youth, explain'd and impress'd on their Minds, as consisting in an Inclination join'd with an Ability to serve Mankind, one's Country, Friends and Family; which Ability is (with the Blessing of God) to be acquir'd or greatly encreas'd by true Learning; and should indeed be the great Aim and (* 29) End of all Learning.
Exactly what I would expect within a philosophy where all people are fashioned equal yet unique by the Creator. Each of those unique creations gifted Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to find develop their talents and overcome their challenges, to achieve useful purpose/fulfillment.
Now if you were a poor inner city child looking at the Glutton Gore nonsense would you be inspired by Dewey? Nope just the display of how bald faced rigged the 'system' is. Social contract means vote for Obama and at least get scraps from the elite table. A full crushing of the human spirit.
When what benefits all Americans is broad based economic opportunity which allows us to strive while finding and developing our talents. But even as inner city residents have been most and terribly punished by Obama policies they support him most fully.
YOu have no purpose but to play a shadow puppet part you do not even understand. Very sad.
Food and energy are the base of our economy and therefore the most important element in creating broad based economic opportunity. Of course you spend 24/7 attempting to dissemble it as a Progressive.