Mr. Sowell "nails it" time after time and this article is no exception. One asks, however, just how did we sink to this deplorable state where government-run schools have become nothing more than indoctrination centers, paid for by people who are diametrically opposed to what they're teaching. Government gained this power when they convinced us that education is a right. It most certainly is not; it is a privilege! But, since government is responsible for ensuring all citizens' rights are guaranteed, the so-called "right" to an education became the facility that government sought all along--and the teachers and government are the facilitators of their socialism. Nothing will change unless We the People make it change.