Couldn’t Have Put It Better, Myself
Our referral logs led me back to the following comment to a Kmareka post:
The fact of private schools is that parents can reign in or nullify the academic freedoms that make public and tenured institutions great opportunities to open young minds.
I couldn’t have put it better, myself. Even the incorrect usage of “reign” (should have been “rein”) is perfect. That is precisely why any Rhode Island parent with the resources should seriously consider private schools for his or her children.
Kids suffer from the mind-opening of tenured “professionals.” (The NEA’s Patrick Crowley has helpfully illustrated what children’s minds are being opened to.) It’s nearly disgusting, the presumption that random people with education degrees somehow have a fuller or more appropriate understanding of children’s needs than the kids’ own parents.
Would-be indoctrinators should stick to opening their own minds.