The below article details today’s education failings and how we as Christians can offer the better solution.
Fri, Mar 12, 2021 | By John Schroeder
Been quite the week in education. We started with the host briefly discussing a piece in City Journal by Bari Weiss entitled, “The Miseducation of America’s Elites.” Written from a right-leaning perspective the piece examines the invasion of critical race theory into America’s exclusive, private secondary schools and how it is eroding any meaningful meritocracy.
On Friday the host devoted virtually the entire show to urging listeners with children of the proper age to use their stimulus payments from the bill just passed to put their kinds into reasonable, private education like that offered by Catholic or Lutheran schools. The host’s point is a good one because the public school system is moving into the dumper even faster than the elite preps, but more importantly the Dems own-goaled in this stimulus deal by effectively creating vouchers.
The week was then topped off by a piece in The Atlantic by Caitlyn Flanagan called “Private Schools Have Become Truly Obscene.” Ms. Flanagan writes very much from the left and is even more damning that Ms. Weiss of these expensive and exclusive schools. Being of the left Ms. Flanagan excoriates such schools for their hypocrisy – playing at “woke” while being incredibly exclusive. She quotes an anonymous Instagram account formed in response to the woke initiatives at one such school in Southern California:
On the one hand we can laugh at this latest example of HW’s comical embrace of Radical Chic. But on the other, our kids are being taught terrible values: that hypocrisy and dishonesty are fine so long as you virtue-signal the right fashionable politics. And that those fashionable politics are basically meaningless—they are just for show, a way to make being privileged and wealthy truly guilt-free.