Lyzko 15 Apr 2013 #31I mean that President Reagan essentially turned "school education" into high-octane selling at the expense of educating students. Business for business sake replaced learning for learning sake. While neither extreme is good, the former has turned particularly toxic. Compare life from around the end of WWII until after the Kennedy Assassination (a watershead if there ever was one!), until round about '79-'85 or thereabouts and it's as though an automobile, puttering along nicely and comfortably, were suddenly and ruthelessly pushed into super high gear withour warning. Those who survived, would survive, those who couldn't, didn't. Those who didn't were usually the worthwhile ones who contributed to the betterment of us all.