A Nation of Idoits

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Idiot Nation

By Michael Moore

Are Idiots Running Us?

In the reading "Idiot Nation" by Michael Moore, he focuses on how the United States is becoming lazier and is being filled with idiots. Moore goes on to explain how our political system, lifestyles, and technology are the reason for our country's becoming so idiotic. Nevertheless he believes the educational system is suffering the most. The American people as well as politicians are somewhat at fault as they continue to contribute to the regression of our educational system. Moore argues that politicians and the American people have continued to ignore the education system and have prioritized less important issues over future generation's education. Admittedly I would have to agree by prioritizing less important issues, the education of future generations will continue to suffer.

First of all politicians are partly responsible for America's idiocy. The priorities of our politicians are unacceptable. According to Moore, our political leaders "have decided it's a bigger priority to build another bomber then to educate children" (135).

As a result any schools throughout the United States have overflowing classrooms, outdated facilities, and below average teachers. Moore as well as myself feels that politicians should change their focus towards education. A focus on education would result in updated schools, structures and teachers. Politicians should always focus on education because today's students will affect tomorrow's history and future.

Politicians and parents must work together in order to a focus on education. I believe that parents should responsible for maintaining adequate schools. They need to take action and be more involved in the well being of our schools. Instead of expecting politicians to make changes we can take the correct steps for a better educational system. One way we can help is by making libraries up to date and accessible...