If you live in a country which is not as far gone as the US, the #1 thing you need to prioritize is fiercely defending your public education system.
@sir agreed. But since "education" is a broad term, and "protecting it" somewhat vague, that might be hard without making things somewhat concrete.
I mean, what exactly *is* education? Which bits are the most important? How do you recognize a crippling event and how do you stop it?
I understand that the whole de-sciencification movement that seems to be growing in some places is a huge danger, that's for sure. Where to start with prevention or reversal of rot?
@doenietzomoeilijk use the scientific method to plan and evaluate curriculum
Be deliberate about what goals you want from the system (i.e. produce well-rounded, intelligent human beings)
Teach meta-stuff like philosophy
Teach practical skills like taxes and understanding the legal system and your role in it
Pay teachers well enough to make it a desirable and rewarding career
Remove the profit motive entirely, make education 100% funded by the state. No private schools, no private colleges, nada.
@sir it seems one of the first subjects they attack is always history. When it's "unpatriotic" to teach the real history of your own country, in context, something is deeply wrong.
@sir let's say that #1 fail. What is the #2?
@derle don't foresake education. If your educational system is broken and more urgent systemic problems have yet to emerge, fix education ASAP.
@derle a broken education system will get exponentially worse over time because students won't stop moving through them. Once they start to graduate their fate is probably sealed.
@sir China educates people well and has zero liberties
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