The Daily Wire has a regular feature called Education Insanity. I must confess that I don’t read them. I was a public school teacher for 29 years. I observed enough insanity during that time. I guess you could say I paid my dues. It is a good thing I got out when I did or they would have got me out.
People talk about “education reform.” Modern education needs so much reform that we might as well start by destroying the system. It is that corrupt. To be honest I would include most private and Christian schools in that bubble. When you see the often repeated picture of an androgynous young person screaming at the sky, you get a picture of the logical product of modern American education. With Critical Race Theory we see the final strokes on the canvas that will destroy generations for any useful life beyond standing in line with their hand out.
I have little respect for the credentials of experts. Read one of the articles about the failure of the electrical grid in California. The experts say all cars must be electrical. Then they tell people not to charge them except in the low usage times of day. They refuse to build new power plants and try to import their energy from other states. They seem oblivious that the energy they are importing is generated with fossil fuel. You see the same train of thought, or non-thought, being followed in climate change, crime, forest management, firearms, water quality, the list just keeps going on. These are a bunch of implosions caused by experts.
At the same time we need to be careful not to throw out the baby when a hose will do what the bath water could not achieve. We think we need to educate people. Actually that is buying into the entitlement mind set. We have this habit of letting the left define the argument. What we need to do is make it possible for people to get an education if they really want one. We don’t need a day care system. We need to do away with compulsory education and weed out the ones who are there for the baby sitting and social connections.
The first step is to get the government out of the education business. They certainly have failed so far. What do they say in commercials for financial instruments? “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” It is too bad that is not true of education.
homo unius libri