If you don't teach history, learning can become a consumer product. What we think we know is a product and will change in the future. Learning is a historical process. Anything we know will be modified. There's psychology in what is seen first and second or not at all.
Neil Postman, professor of Culture and Communication at New York University, is the author of "Amusing Ourselves to Death" and "Technopoly."
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