What do knowledge, kids, and the usa have in common

What Do Knowledge, Kids, And The Usa Have In Common?

Heres the common denominator: the Education Establishment is comtemptuous of all three.

Do you think I jest or exaggerate? Not at all. The truth is straightforward, and easy to explain.

In the matter of Knowledge, John Dewey and his successors made clear that facts, learning and knowledge were not, for them, primary. The relevant thing was each childs social activity, because the real goal was a new social order. Knowledge was usually a nuisance, and often an obstacle. For the past one hundred years the Education Establishment has waged war against facts and content.

As for Kids, they were to be turned into a new kind of children that would grow up to build a socialist America. What mattered was a childs capacity to be moulded into a cooperative child, an obedient child, a new socialist child. Dewey and his successors would argue that, in fact, they were concerned about the childs welfare: were they not trying to create a better society? A claim which is debatable. What cannot be argued is that Dewey and his gang proceeded in stealth, never bothering to ask anyones permission. In the process, they trampled on the childs individuality, and on the childs right to be as educated as possible (which would typically result in a better-paying job). They were stealing the childs future. They treated children as lab rats.

As for the USA, Dewey and his successors, i.e. the Education Establishment, did not like the country they found themselves in. Whats to like? They didnt value capitalism, democracy, free enterprise, Western civilization, religion, or much of anything else. They were dreaming of some sort of socialist paradise. Point is, our top educators wanted to destroy the US that most of us hope to preserve. Well, they didnt succeed in destroying it, but they surely inflicted a lot of damage and left a lot of wounds, which we are still dealing with.

There you have it. Knowledge, Kids, and the USA are all equally problematical for our Education Establishment. Probably the people in the middle and lower levels dont have all these antagonisms. But the people at the top must. Otherwise public schools would not be so mediocre. That is, they would not be exactly the schools you would predict we would have if a bunch of people like John Dewey got control of them.

Finally, its contempt that turns everything sour. Contempt for humans of whatever age, contempt for basic facts, contempt for country. Far-left leaders and groups tend to have the attitude that their visions are all that matter, and anything that doesnt comform to those visions can be violated. Thats how Pol Pot could go back to his small, backward country and kill one-quarter of the population. And thats how Dewey and his bunch could instigate a slow-motion coup that over decades would create 50,000,000 functional illiterates. Contempt kills.

Point is, the Education Establishment is not always doing the right thing. The simplest remedy is that ordinary citizens become more indignant and involved. ASAP.

(For more of this analysis, please see 38: Saving Public Schools and 41: Educators, O. J. Simpson, and Guilt on Improve-Education.org.)

Article Summary: Simply judging by appearances, you might suspect that our Education Establishment is hostile to Knowledge, Kids and the USA. When you look closer, you are sure.

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