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Is the banking concept of education oppressive?

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The banking concept of education is oppressive because if the education system were helping students learn and process the information taught to them, one third of the population wouldn't practically be illiterate. Children need to be literate and learn in a non-oppressive education because students will use their literacy skills everyday. These skills will also lead to better communication, locally and nationally. Hirsch writes about this in his "Literacy and Cultural Literacy: The Decline Of L...

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Should Socrates have drunk the hemlock?

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If Socrates had escaped, he would be breaking Athenian law, making one the accusations against him ("refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state" and "of corrupting the youth") true. By not drinking the hemlock, he breaks the law and therefore corrupts the youth by setting an example for them to follow in his path. Like in "The Crito" Socrates argues that a man who is a subverter of law may well be supposed to be a corrupter of the young and thoughtless. He continues by saying that, h...

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