Friday, June 19, 2009

Education problems, 1852 edition

Unfortunately, although much has been said and written in the subject, domestic economy does not form one branch of the education of a young lady; she learns, of course, French, German, Italian, Music, Dancing, Drawing, takes Calisthenic exercises, &c.--accomplishments, with one or two exceptions, of which she rarely takes advantage after her marriage...

--From The Illustrated London Cookery Book--

They spend hours and hours every day teaching children information they never use. And I can't understand why they spend time in gym when they don't have the basic skills needed to survive in the world.

1 comment:

dr kill said...

Dude, it's not about educating children, it's about employing Democrats.

This is the only angle from which this shit makes any sense.