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The Role of 'Educators'

Capitalist at Birth1 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:50 AM
Dr. Sowell, Thank you for another brilliant article. One amongst many. I pray that you live a long and productive life. Selfish motivation on my part. Please keep up the good work. Thank you again.
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...