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The Role of 'Educators'

Nik L Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 8:44 AM
Do not the local school boards have the authority to decide what books are used and what is in the curricula? Or have the boards effectively abdicated this authority to the “experts”? Or have the school boards become dominated by lefties and “educators”? Or has the DOE (besides being an opportunity for budget-cutting) gained control of the books and curricula through the strings attached to grants?
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...