Are Public Schools And Colleges Damaging Our Children?
To open schools or not to open schools--that is the current question. (sorry Shakespeare) It's been answered in the affirmative by some states, negative in others. The Coronavirus data shows kids don't really spread the virus and schools can open safely. Some teacher unions say they won't send their teachers back until the entire school complex gets the Coronavirus vaccine. We are also told that if our kids remain out of school we increase their risk of depression, suicide, drug or alcohol abuse as well as falling so far behind in their studies they may never catch up.
Regardless of which side you are on, public schools in the Yakima Valley are now open and limping along in a modified fashion. But perhaps another question to ask is - Once the kids reacclimate and ultimately graduate from high school, How badly are we damaging them by sending them off to college?
Conservative commentator Dennis Prager reaches the conclusion that there is damage being done in a recent piece he wrote for the Patriot Post.
Prager suggests that If your child wishes to study science, technology, engineering, math or law, college remains is a must. But, if not, maybe some other path is better if you hope to preserve your child's values.
Prager likens enrollment to signing up to play Russian roulette!
"But it is a different version of Russian roulette. In the traditional version, only one of the gun’s six chambers contains a bullet. In the college version of Russian roulette, 5 of the 6 chambers contain a bullet. If your child attends almost any university in America (or Canada or anywhere else in the English-speaking world), the odds are that your child’s decency, intellectual acuity, faculty of reason, character and moral compass will be damaged, perhaps permanently."
Prager calls it "leftism" and the signs are students being taught to disregard or even hate reason, tradition, America, Christianity, whites, excellence, freedom and masculinity.
Prager says he asks three questions when he meets adults who say they hold traditional values. He asks if they have kids, if those kids share their parents values and if not why.
Prager raises some interesting questions and certainly waves some red flags of warning for parents. As usual, it's a thought provoking read that you'll find here and we'll be talking about this tomorrow on the Morning news. Join us.