PAUL SIMON’S hit from the ’70s starts out:
When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder I can think at all.
Oh, but my lack of education hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall.
It was, as much of Simon’s verse, a fair reflection of the attitudes of the time. We couldn’t point fingers at the causes (John Dewey’s theories of pedagogy, teacher unionization, “liberal” mother-my-dog social attitudes toward standards and discipline), but we knew that we had been short-changed by the education establishment.
It has not gotten any better over the intervening decades.
Schoolchildren today are being catechized in the religion of global warming, indoctrinated after the manner of the Young Pioneers and other socialist generation-busting schemes to disregard their parents’ — scorn quotes — “ignorance” of the matter. Next we’ll be hearing they’re being trained to inform on AGW sinners. Don’t believe me? Listen to the Goracle himself on the subject.
And yet, even the Left is coming to realize what a fraud, what a scam is the notion of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.
What do you think is going to happen to the credibility of the education establishment when the kids figure it out?
What would you do when somebody told you…
…in the words of the book title, Everything You Know Is Wrong? Why, to quote the late, unlamented John Maynard Keynes, I change my mind. What do you do?