"..today's students are not prepared to critically evaluate the information they find..." Hmm... I wonder WHY?
Upon finally learning to speak, children incessantly inquire "why?" That this youthful quest for understanding be referred to in the American vernacular by the disdainful term "the terrible twos" speaks tragic volumes.
A response to my disheartening stint as a public school prisoner (and then prison guard/teacher), "Beartraps!" compresses exhaustive research and a childhood of suspicions into one (verbosely) succinct statement:
When ignorant adults (be they family, teacher or ordained minister) threaten with violent punishment for disobeying their/God's commandments--thereby instilling fearful lies into children under the guise of "truth"--it quite often destroys the kids' innate thirst for knowledge, and should unequivocally be considered ABUSE.