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Education

The Fundamental Issue of Our Time

How will young people be educated? Will their parents be able to direct it, or will it be left up to education “experts” employed by the state?

In this essay, Professor C. Bradley Thompson argues that this is “America’s Alamo.” If the statists prevail, the indoctrination of children will proceed apace, with those “experts” filling their minds with ideas favorable to omnipotent government — all those beliefs about CRT, gender ideology, environmental imperatives, egalitarianism, and so forth.

Thompson concludes that, “If we lose this battle, the republic is gone. If we win, we can begin to reclaim the rights and freedoms that have been taken from us over the course of the last century.”

He’s right. The troubles we face today are rooted in the “progressive” ideas that have been implanted in young minds by statist educators to make them accept the need for ever-expanding government power over the nation.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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