That got my attention.
I had a wonderfully capable sixth-grade teacher in the late 50s. She had trained to do something else, but when her husband changed job location when she was in her 40s, she applied to be a teacher and was accepted.
I went to see her 30 years later when she was elderly and in the hospital. She said she wasn’t sure what to do when she became a teacher, so she confided in her father for advice. He told her, “Just love the children.”
“And I did,” she said, which had been completely obvious to me at the time. She was one of the most inspiring and uplifting people in my life, and did much not only to set me on my eventual career; but also her affectionate confidence in me saw me through some very dark times later in life. All the pupils adored her, even the boys who had to have a “Conduct Book” in which to record their behavior progress.
Times were different.
And this will cost?
And the money to pay for it will come from?
Right up his Federalism alley.
So, obviously, the Public Education system is fast becoming an insidious network of taxpayer-funded, socialist re-education camps.
Yet, this final transformation is not so much a perversion of what came before as it is the final step in a careful plan that, from its very inception, fully intended that this would eventually take place.