Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sarah Hoyt's been doing a series on home schooling,

and it's all worth reading.  Part of the current post:
Actually, this started with homework, like explaining to them why, no, we weren’t giving them a copy of our budget as the basis for homework, as the teacher asked.  Even though we had nothing to hide, it was none of his class’s business. So we were going to make one up.  Or when they asked Robert to color on a map where his ancestors came from, and I told him to color everything, even the sea, then explained both why it was true (if you go back far enough) and why the assignment was pernicious, dividing Americans into hyphenated groups. Or when I explained why the school’s definition of “culture” as “genetic heritage” was wrong, and in fact at the root of a bunch of progressive errors. (If you’re one of those people who doesn't know, genetics might give you certain abilities and tendencies, but they’re not culture. A Chinese infant brought up by an American couple is American. The idea that culture is inborn and non-changeable is what leads progressives to call us racist when we criticize Islam, or to think it’s “racist” to demand immigrants learn English. They think that’s objectively impossible since you’re born with one culture and one language. For the record, I’m writing this in my third language and the idea of inborn culture is a pernicious lie.)

If you've got kids or other small relatives stuck in the public school system, it's a really good idea to keep track of just what crap is being handed them in the guise of 'education'.  So you know what they're up to, and you can try to counter the bullshit.

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