Came across this paragraph on education, Ted, thought you might relate to it:
Critical Thinking/Trivium – The most vital lesson that has been removed from our education system is not made up of a list of facts like one may believe, but is actually a step-by-step process in critical thinking called the “trivium”.
The trivium allows one to become autodidactic, which simply means “self-taught”. This process was removed from the public education system because, as I mentioned, the people who were in charge of the curriculum were not interested in teaching our children how to think, but rather what to think.
This time tested learning process is still taught in many elite universities but has been intentionally removed from government schooling for social engineering purposes.
One of the main proponents of modern “education” (indoctrination) was President Woodrow Wilson. He admitted very plainly that “We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class, of necessity, in every society, to forego the privileges of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”
When he mentioned a “liberal education” he was most definitely referring to the trivium and quadrivium, most specifically the trivium. Logic and critical thinking were considered to be useless or dangerous skills for the working class to be developing, so these studies were occulted from the mainstream and reserved for the ruling class.
Without learning the proper critical thinking skills the general population is left vulnerable to psychological attack and manipulation. This is especially apparent when one class of people is given these tools and everyone else is not, it allows those who have the information to easily prey on those who do not.
Today the trivium is unknown to most, but thanks to the excellent work of sites like triviumeducation.com, Gnosticmedia.com , tragedyandhope.com, whatonearthishappening.com and others, this lost tool is now becoming available to anyone with an Internet connection.
...from a much longer general interest article: http://theintelhub.com/2012/02/02/9-way ... d-freedom/