As some of my readers know, I’m pretty cynical (at best) of US public schools. And keen on good books. So when they converge, I pay attention:
As we look at all the various forms of societal incompetence and unrest that currently afflict us, whether feckless politicians or lawless rioters, we soon find that they all have one thing in common. The people who voted for Bernie, or threw a brick through an Abercrombie & Fitch window, or spewed their venomous trolleries on Twitter, or who viciously canceled any responsible attempts at dissent, are all at the tail end of that huge, slow-moving conveyor belt that we call public education.
Who educated these people? Not only that, but who educated the people who are standing by and tolerating what the tantrum mobs are currently doing? Who educated the arsonists, and who educated the firemen who are just standing next to their trucks, watching it all burn?