"Who can know about MOST of anything? I do know of American school
systems--individual ones--where this is NOT true. But I only know
personally about a few schools...If we are talking about public
Universities, then I know that part of
the curriculum for freshmen classes is teaching students to be
inquisitive...to remember that just because it's in print doesn't make
it true...etc. As far as sitting down is concerned,
most of them do that...Shutting up: hardly ever (as the saying goes).
Making waves is what they do best. Class time is usually
question time: instructor asking students or vice versa or student's
questioning each other."
When I say "schools" I speak of public K-12. Granted there are
exceptions. But given the way we fail to adequately value "schools"
and "education" I'm comfortable there is not much learning that we
would value going on in "most schools."