C. Bradley Thompson speaks to the incoming class of Lyceum Scholars on the nature of a liberal arts education.
From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Free speech is a basic tool for indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, sometimes called the Nation’s Report Card, nationally, most black 12th-graders’ test scores are either basic or below basic in reading, writing, math and science.
If you want schools to do better, get the government the hell out of schooling. But that’s only a start. Next, put the task of reason and intelligence into education itself — with the central and overriding goal of education being a well-trained mind.
College has become a scam thanks to government intervention in the education marketplace.
Government force does not lead to high quality education. It leads to expensive and mediocre education.