I wonder if Cassandra, as the Greeks approached Troy, got more silent indifference from those she tried to warn, or instead argumentation and debate? My guess is the former.
I wonder how people in education – the institution that holds the minds and characters of the next generation captive for 12+ years of molding – react to Cassandras like the international scientific community about global warming.
And about its cousin, the Oil Crash.
Curriculum as usual, anyone?
Or is anyone designing inquiry-based learning into the claims of these experts? I’m no expert, but I’ve got ears that Apollo hasn’t plugged. Seems we should give these warnings a listen now. And free our students to listen to them too, and hone their info-literacy skills on something, oh, maybe a bit relevant.
And remember: the tragedy was, Cassandra was right. But Trojans were bewitched (call it consensus trance) – and Troy fell.