[LMB] Holy Beta Colony, Batman!
mitchmiller at entertainmenttax.com
Mon, 2 Aug 2004 11:33:59 -0700
One thinks immediately of Kurt Vonnegut's story "Harrison Bergeron," which was discussed some time ago on the list, but also of W.H. Auden's poem, The Unknown Citizen:
> From: Jennifer.L.Smith.1 at asu.edu
> (snip)> http://illinoisleader.com/news/newsview.asp?c=17748
> > The start of Beta Colony here on earth,,,
> > The mental health program will develop a mental health
> system for "all
> > children ages 0-18 years," provide for screening to "ensure
> > appropriate and culturally relevant assessment of young children's
> > social and emotional development with the use of
> standardized tools."
> (end snip)
> OK, this is really scary---suppose I don't WANT my children
> to be "appropriate
> and culturally relevant"--suppose I want them to be
> gloriously individual?