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Several years ago I came across a speech given by one John Jay Hopkins, a prim industrial magnate who founded the General Dynamics corporation. At the time of his speech, Hopkins’ company was 3 years old, and even with the passage of six decades and the end of the Cold War, I find his rhetoric fits many of the same education problems described in Western society today. Whether the problem of an uneducated populace is constantly in flux, or if it is just a matter of framing (e.g. every generation thinks the next has gotten it wrong)– it seems that our culture has oftentimes perpetuated an odd obsession with the dressings of education, rather than the quality of that education in itself.