I take it we think about philosophy when we have questions about the things and the people we love and care about. What's going on when people we care about suffer? I think one of the problems with philosophy, as well as other academic disciplines, has been the way our education infrastructure has done so poorly. But, is this true? Does America do a bad job teaching kids? Could philosophy be better if schools did better?
Can the important things to know in life even be taught?
Here's a TV report from 20/20 discussing education in America: