With regard to a word error on a state test discovered by a Kansas high school student (2/16, A-2), I have to wonder how many students noticed the error and chose not to speak up because we’ve been so brainwashed not to question authority.
I had a propensity for not adhering to that philosophy when I was an elementary and high school student in the 1950s and ’60s, and because of that I was unpopular among teachers. They don’t like to be wrong.
But wrong is wrong, and not questioning authority — or failing to speak up when we’ve been wronged personally — has gotten our nation in a lot of trouble, both domestically and internationally.
I applaud Geoffrey Stanford for both his superb knowledge and courage to speak up.