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  • It is possible to go through the entire primary/secondary/(and even) tertiary education systems without learning critical thinking.

    All the more reason to skip them completely so the vast amounts of time wasted there can be spent learning important skills like this, which may or may not be taught effectively at any particular institution. This is one item in my list of many, many reasons why I was persuaded to homeschool.

    Similarly, I learned more about detecting and eliminating bias in writing in my first three months working on Wikipedia than I did in my entire twelve years of public school education, even though "detecting bias" was an explicit goal of instruction many years. (I suspect many people were public-schooled into thinking that "detecting bias" means "detecting when someone has the wrong opinion because he doesn't agree with me.")

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers