The latest from Bill Whittle is all about how people today are simply unlearning things have been learned, and unknowing the knowledge that we have as humans accumulated over time.
The problem is not actually stupidity, says Whittle, but boredom and laziness. Trigger warning: painful truth herein resides. Bonus: Mythbusters shout-out.
I really mean this: show this video to your children. The first step in education is identifying what it is that needs to be learned.