I really like that illustration that Mr. Green uses. Contrasting a food machine to a learning machine does make a lot of sense. I don't really think that it has carry-through power to it though. The people of the West may lose sleep over starving people in other parts of the world, but if world hunger was done away with and it was time to find a way to help educate and not just feed everyone, they'd take an "let them work out those issues" type of approach.
Seriously. As long as the average American watching watching the news on their flat-panel screen mounted to their space-aged treadmill at <a href="http://24hrfitnessexposed.com/">24 Hr Fitness</a> sees images of bags and bags of U.S. grain overseas, he feels that he's "done his part."
Why is it that the one major factor in improving the economic prospects of a child is the "mother's" education level? Why does the mother's level of education have more of an impact than the father's? That makes no sense to me. Especially since, world-wide, the father fulfills the traditional role as the primary breadwinner of the household.
- Arthur <a href="http://www.kukriplanet.com/">Kukri</a>