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The Role of 'Educators'

Judy S Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:23 PM
OK, so profs are teaching that America is a racist, sexist homophobic imperialist power. At some point in their maturing process, students should be able to discern truth and lies. As I see it, their agreeing with this sort of garbage is, to some degree, the choice that they willingly make in spite of what information they can garner on their own. Have we become a country filled with sheep? Or, perhaps I lucked out as all four of my children would laugh at these ideas. Either I did a good job or they were and are smart enough to discern the truth. Most probably the latter.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:58 PM
Not many children can perceive that their teachers are lying to them; not when the teachers and textbooks echo each other in the lies, and most of the news media confirm the stories.
Alex_P Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 3:40 PM
Can confirm by my own experience. Being educated in the USSR, I needed quite a few hard slaps by reality before I started to perceive it.
magnetar Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:33 PM
you are a mother and you cared, other see that it is the teacher job to educate and raise their kids and the TV does the finishing touches.
Judy S Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:36 PM
Yah...it is easy to fool yourself into thinking that schools will "teach" certain aspects of life. You just have to wade in, which I did several times, especially for my youngest son.
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...