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The Role of 'Educators'

deestafford Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:20 AM
Dr Sowell, What a great column. In such a short few paragraphs you have taught more history than many get in a four year college "education". It's too bad the "low information" people don't read your thought. You, sir, are a national treasure.
karpe diem Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:55 AM
the best evidence of the quality of the american education system is obama himself. when he went to Cairo and made the apology speech I expected an immediate impeachment, but of course none came, apparently no one in either the courts or the gov't thought that a president who denigrates his own country is not deserving of staying in office. of course i was wrong. and the country is being destroyed from within, no need for terrorists any more.
r729 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:37 AM
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...