Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
I read that some people are opposing the broadcasting of the speech to students at the start of the school year, calling it an intrusion of politics into the classroom. This is ridiculous, of course, as a reading of the speech shows. But the accusation is revealing. The people making the accusation belong to a political movement prone to the psychological condition known as projection - that is, finding your own faults in others (whether or not the others actually have those faults). Anyhow, here's a link with discussion aids and other information about the speech. And I like the take in Learning is messy: "I do not want my children to watch President Kennedy's speech about going to the Moon..."


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