You are really out in left field about those stupid teachings and effects. I grew up in this country and haven't noticed them inhibiting my learning. They were just another thing to observe and make decisions about. It is obvious you are basing your passions upon something you read about, and not about something you "know".<quoted text>
Nope. That's silly. Your students have an uphill battle because of the stupid teachings of your religious right.
Evolution scares them, for example.
No individuality, huh? That's a bit too extreme. He was only here for 2 weeks, so it's too short to untangle culture.
You missed the group think reference. Everyone is individual, but it is expressed differently in different cultures, primarily by social limitations on expressions of it. The western world, led by America, has let the wackos run wild in expressing their views such as exemplified on these forums. That has become another thing as referenced before to be observed and decisions based upon. The empowerment of idiots leads to the suppression of their expression later on.