I predicted early on in the Covid panic that public schools and their teachers would be sowing the seeds of their own demise if they insisted on staying home out of “safety”. It turns out that parents don’t like it very much when teachers do not teach, the product (education) is bad, and school boards attack them for simply wanting their kids educated and not indoctrinated. Private schools and home-schooling are thriving. The death of the woke leftist public education system is the best thing that could happen to this country.
And are in turn trying to destroy America. An alternate title for this article could have been “Revenge of The Hippies”. The author does an excellent job documenting how 1960’s radicals infected higher education in the 1980’s and 90’s and gradually transformed traditional, classical fact and reason based education into agenda driven indoctrination. They in turn “educated” a whole new generation (the millennials and Gen Z-ers) who are today’s cancel culture social-justice warriors. These people flock to the fields of education, destroying primary and secondary schools, media and “journalism” (he correctly calls it “infotainment”), technology, social media and government. The evidence he offers is overwhelming: as late as the 1980’s college faculty identified as liberal or conservative at roughly a 50-50 split. In fact I am old enough to recall that my elite, now horribly leftist alma mater was relatively conservative as late as that era. I would not go anywhere near the place now. Nowadays most “elite” colleges and universities are virtual leftist monopolies, self identified.
The article is long but very important: (Higher) Education Is Destroying America – New Discourses
The public school system in the US is by and large failing in every metric but one: creating masses of uneducated zombies steeped in leftist propaganda. On that, it is succeeding swimmingly.