I meant to post this fascinating article last week, but forgot all about it. It's entitled The Unteachables, and it's all about the process of -- as Fred Reed has called it -- Enstupidation. You can read about this disgusting and deliberate program here and here.
(Note: I've been a fan of Fred's for years, even if I don't happen to agree with him half the time.The man should be given some sort of medal for inventing this term because it's a perfect description of an observable phenomenon!)
It is now apparent that our institutions of learning have become little more than playgrounds for the preternaturally stupid run by the lazy -- often unionized and tenured -- ignorant. Recess is not taking place after lunch, but obviously before and after. That one hour, mid-day, where kids run around playing and chasing each other (assuming that hasn't been outlawed to avoid lawsuit, or as a means to avoid someones feelings being crushed) just might be the most productive things modern schoolkids do all day, apart from leaving school at 3 p.m.
Now you know where all those "Occupy ________" idiots came from, and who led them to the riots.