First off let me say I don't want this to become a political rant thread. Its just that from my 14 (looong!) years of the American education system I've seen and experienced more left-wing views then conservative views. Maybe its the teacher Unions... or the old saying "Those who can do, those who can't teach!" When everyone else was in school, or if you still are, do you feel the education system tries to mass produce government/buisness dependant workers (life long lemmings following all the rules etc) and not independant entrepenuers (risk takers)? I'm NOT saying if your liberal you stand around waiting for government checks. But though school systems rave about their spreading of 'free-thinking' ideology they seem to get upset and don't know what to do with a student if the kid is not conforming. Also teachers and counsolers don't encourage buisness ownership and extremely high salaries of CEO's etc they seem to want everyone to work for a 'large corporation' and have a 'normal' life. You know, the wife and kids life and an average house... maybe a Corvette in your 50's. They don't seem to be avid supporters of finantial independance or the 'top guy in charge' etc. I don't want to upset anyone with politics... or the teacher comment. I'm posting this to see if anyone else has picked up on this... or if I've been in the system so long I'm losing it!