Phi Beta Cons

Teaching for Social Justice

Here is a ponderous article whining about the fact that it is becoming harder for school teachers to smuggle leftist propaganda into lessons for school kids.

This is the sort of thing they worry about in our colleges of education.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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