I am a heavy proponent of education – good education. The type of education that gets the wheels in your head going. The type of education where you endlessly ask “why”. That is why what is going on across the country is frightening. I am scared for my future grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Education is the core of exceptionalism. The best education trains young minds to think critically and not by rote. If one cannot accept countering viewpoints and facts that are difficult to grasp, then how can one argue intelligently?
If you ever want to make a conservative touchy, the quickest way—out of many quick ways—is to hint that the connection between ignorance and holding right-wing views is more than a coincidence. But when you look at what Republican politicians get up to these days, especially in state legislatures, it starts to look like Republicans are purposefully trying to make Americans more ignorant. The attacks on education are, if anything, just getting bolder all the time. Here are 5 recent examples.