J is for Joking

| May 1, 2014

I’m a Simpsons fan from way back, and I’ve always loved how the show offers some humorous but keen insights on our society’s attitudes toward learning, from satirizing teachers and the American educational system to mocking intellectuals and ignorami alike. Given the inherent ridiculousness of some of the views and systems surrounding education, I feel it’s healthy to step back and have a good laugh at ourselves as those who operate within, struggle against, or perpetuate them.

Here, have some clips:

“I’m disrupting the learning process–and I love it!” –Principal Seymour Skinner