The Death of Education and the Death of a Culture, by Bill Muehlenberg.
George Orwell had it exactly right when he said this: “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” While there are of course notable exceptions, I cringe over the current generation of Westerners who seem to know next to nothing of their own history.
And along with that is the complete inability of most young people today to think critically, to logically assess, and to rationally engage with the issues of the day. Most people today simply emote their way through life. Their feelings determine how they respond to all the crucial matters being discussed and debated.
Thomas Sowell nailed it when he said, “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” This too is a product of our education system which has deliberately aimed at dumbing down our populace. It is frightening to behold.
That is why so many folks are now voting with their feet and going elsewhere – millions for example are home-schooling…. That is why private and independent schools are thriving.
hat-tip Stephen Neil