Letter to the editor: Lessons in survival taking up extra of the U.S. schoolday


At some point more than the final 20 years, as mass shootings became so awful and so popular, American schools shifted concentrate from Walt Whitman to Charles Whitman.

Compounded more than K-12, the quantity of time an American kid now spends in anti-violence lectures, mass-shooter drills, lockdown directions, lockdown drills and actual lockdown ought to quantity to a pretty substantial waste of their education time “teaching” them practically nothing but brute, animal survival.

Meanwhile, youngsters in Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, Ireland, Switzerland, Norway, Canada and so on devote that time basically studying the issues that will make them viable in the 21st century – a swiftly evolving 21st century, which will grind the unprepared into slurry if it hasn’t currently.

The so-referred to as Greatest Nation on Earth has a large difficulty and there’s no simple repair. At this point there may well be no repair at all.

Fortunately we have a couple of dozen microbreweries and cannabis shops opening up each day for these who just can not stand to appear any longer.

Jeremy Smith

Old Orchard Beach

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