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Chapter TwelveLeaving the Past Behind: The Assembly-Line Model of Education

The road is not a black asphalt line across the country; it is a complex machine, built to connect distant points of terra firma, a self-contained system with food, water, air, fuel, shelter, way-finding, security, communications, and repair. I could live on this road forever, never straying more than one quantum on ramp and off ramp right or left, for as long as my credit card holds a charge. The pieces are all here, interchangeable, from the massive twenty-lane belts that rip in and out of Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York City, to the two-lane byways that roll through green Missouri backwoods and the humid lowlands of the Mississippi Delta.

It is utterly ...

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