Teach Your Children Well

Sarah Hoyt, on what an utter, catastrophic failure the American public-education system is. It’s one of the reasons we got Trump.

4 comments on this post.
  1. Curt Thomson:

    It’s one of the reasons we got Trump.

    Can you clarify? With better public education we’d have Jeb Bush?

  2. Rand Simberg:

    With better public education a lot of elections would have gone different over the decades, and the country wouldn’t be so FUBAR.

  3. ken anthony:

    I don’t think the school-fail is deliberate.

    The inability to see that it is deliberate is a huge part of the problem. Which is not to say everyone is in on the conspiracy or even a majority are. Even the minority that are involved may not have a coherent strategy.

    But not seeing it as deliberate is simply a delusional failure of perception. Refortifying the problem has to be even more deliberate.

    Betsy DeVos is part of that deliberate rectification.

  4. ken anthony:

    ‘Refortifying’ was a bad spell check substitution that I didn’t catch before posting.