Skip to comments.Educating For Disaster
Posted on 06/11/2010 8:36:38 AM PDT by bs9021
Educating For Disaster Malcolm A. Kline, June 11, 2010
The good news is that our political elites from both parties are highly educated. The bad news is the education that they and their progeny receive.
Todays ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits, Angelo M. Codevilla writes in the July/August 2010 issue of The American Spectator. These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil, complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and the environment), and saints.
Using the right words and avoiding the wrong ones when referring to such mattersspeaking the in languageserves as a badge of identity. Codevilla is a professor emeritus at Boston University.
Yet Codevilla would disabuse those content with this state of affairs of the notion that we are somehow getting the best and brightest in this strata. The most successful neither write books and papers that stand up to criticism nor release their academic records, Codevilla observes. Thus does our ruling class stunt itself through negative selection.....
(Excerpt) Read more at academia.org ...
The first line of this article sums up conclusions about government-run education which have been present in America for more than a century.
Yet, despite statistics documenting decline in real learning performance of children, despite statistics documenting crime and other related consequences, the politicians a controllers have persisted.
For proof of early efforts to warn Americans about unintended consequences of such a system, and supporting statistics and summaries provided by the then-prominent author, read:
"Poison drops in the federal Senate : the school question from a parental and non-sectarian stand-point : an epitome of the educational views of Zach. Montgomery on account of which views a stubborn but fruitless effort was made in the United States Senate to prevent his confirmation as Assistant Attorney General (1886)"
Author: Montgomery, Zachariah
Subject: Education -- United States; Education and state
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gibson Bros., printers
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Call number: AXU-5456
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: OISE - University of Toronto
Umm... What is being described here, has a name, and that name is *not* 'education'. It, when named correctly, is called 'indoctrination'...
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