All You Teachers Out There, Read This and Contemplate Your Profession

June 26, 2012

 

This is another guest post from my friend Larry Z.  He has a keen intellect and an articulate writing style.  I commend his blog to you and his link back to his blog is posted at the end of the blog.
What I can say is that as teachers you have a similar job and code of ethics of journalists who are required by printed canons of journalistic integrity to print both sides of the story fairly and accurately.  No matter how much you disagree with conservatives, you have no right as an educator to bring your liberal orthodoxy and teach it as fact in your classroom.  You are ethically bound to present both sides and let your students make up their own minds
John Wilder

 

An Open Letter to United States Educators, Teachers and Students: What is The True Purpose of Education?

“The goal of education is not the unquestioning acceptance of any single interpretation, but the development of an individual’s critical abilities.”

The above quote is from the inside front cover of the Cliffs Notes on T. S. Eliot’s Major Poems & Plays – Cliffs Notes Incorporated, Lincoln Nebraska, 1992 Printing.

I quite agree with this view of the goal (purpose) of education.  This was the prevailing view among responsible US educators until the late1960s.

Or is the correct purpose of education the indoctrination of students’ minds with/in aggressive feminism, identity politics, political correctness, multiculturalism, so-called gender studies, and Marxist economic and social theories?

To educators, I say it is high time for some objective introspection and honesty with yourselves.  (And, honesty begins in one’s own mind.)  Have you, in zealous pursuit of your agenda(s), done justiceto the formation of these young people’s minds, and the development of their critical abilities?  (I think not.)

To college and high school students, dear young people, I say you donot have to buy into, nor believe, the unspoken message (claptrap) that “liberals know best“.  Be aware, that liberals are some of the most narrow minded – really close minded –  people on the planet.  They have very serious problems coming to terms with any real world evidence that contradicts their fervently – even passionately –  held views.

Think about it!

Responsible replies are welcome.

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