The Revolt against Left-Wing Schooling

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The struggle ongoing in public schools reflects a battle between the historic nation and the ideological nation.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the past few months, we’ve seen teachers resigning their positions with fiery letters denouncing the “tribalism and sectarianism” that is overtaking traditional liberal education. We’ve seen parents taking the stage at their local board of education meetings to denounce their school for “emotionally abusing our children” and “demoralizing them by teaching them communist values.” The 1619 Project from the New York Times was turned almost immediately into material to be included in school curricula — a really killer play at a new income stream. And several red states have worked up legislation to ban variations of “critical race theory

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Language, of course, is generally employed by human beings to distract or deceive. So there is much to be said for critical listening.