[Ilya Somin] Public Education as Public Indoctrination

Sunday, January 12, 2020

[A New York Times study describes how both red and blue states use public education to indoctrinate students in their preferred ideologies. This dynamic should dampen hopes that public education can fix the problem of widespread political ignorance.] Dana Goldstein of New York Times has an interesting article describing how state governments in both liberal California and conservative Texas work to skew school textbooks in favor of their preferred ideologies.

Source: [Ilya Somin] Public Education as Public Indoctrination

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The danger of uniform nation-wide indoctrination is the main reason why John Stuart Mill opposed state control of schools, even though he favored government subsidization of education for those unable to afford it.

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Another reason to “privatize” “public” education!

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