magnocrat wrote:The purpose of the press is to entertain not inform. Entertainment sells information bores. Education is something many were glad to leave behind at school , except these days many are unwillingly forced to stay on. Educationalists need to come to terms with the fact that a solid majority are not interested in mind expansion. Do you remember Mr Blair 'education education education. Adults who themselves hated education sort to force it on their children not for the sake of education but with their eyes on finacial gain. Johnny is upstairs doing his homework while Mum and Dad watch the soaps eating crisps. They have his future at heart as they munch away little knowing he is playing on his computer.
This is just opinionated rubbish. "the press" both informs and entertains. Unless, of course, if you exclude the Financial Times, The Economict, The Independent, the Guardian, the times, the huge trade and professional press. Sure, "huge majority" is not interest in "mind expansion" which accounts for some 42% of young people taking degrees and most staying on at school until 18. Likes, it accounts for some 70% of the young population of South Korea heading into higher education.
The resr of what you write is incomprensibe. You should try getting a degree rather than lecturing everyone about the lack of intellectual curiosity of the population at large.