Is academic freedom slowly dying? – Six mile post

Christopher Daniel

Some states have passed religious legislation that would prohibit public schools from teaching certain subjects to students.

In recent years, several states have attempted or succeeded in passing bills to restrict the curriculum in their public schools.
From Critical Race Theory to Evolution, from Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill to Indiana’s “Concepts of Division” Bill HB 1134, these pieces of legislation aim to do one thing : advancing a strict conservative agenda.
This motivation can be traced to what sociologist Charles Wright Mills has called the power elite, in which a group of powerful individuals maintain their control of power by creating situations and laws that keep everyone in the same position. socioeconomic.
Education is a powerful tool. Abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass wrote that learning to read and write meant the difference between being a slave and a free man.
What value is education if it does not encompass all aspects of a given subject? The most important benefit of education is the wide range of options it gives us. Without education, the human mind tends to stay in the same battered way.
Public schools across the country do not have information, such as parts of the story, as part of their curriculum. It is up to the students to find this information on their own, either by exploring the internet or by taking university courses.
When laws are passed that restrict the curriculum used in our public schools, that power is diminished. Governments understand this and use it to their long-term advantage. It is sad that we continue to elect the same type of people.
The worst part of this power grab is that the future of the children is at stake. Although they are only a secondary consideration, they are the ones who will lose the most from these restrictions on what their experience of life will consist of. learning.
Children will have an uphill battle to untie the knot that binds their minds that are bound by the framing of their upbringing.
It is the parents, or at least their votes, that are the primary consideration in this type of legislative jargon. They are, of course, worried about the future of their children and are therefore prepared to believe the worst of the public school system.
Our politicians want us to believe in the craziest ideas. We are told that kindergarten teachers teach children about human sexuality instead of how to read and write, and that if students learn the theory of evolution, they are doomed to become militant atheists.
This type of brainwashing works because it has become a sinister cycle that influences voting and drives this type of terrible legislation.
What is the solution to this problem? How can we end this cycle of uneducated citizens and bring true freedom, both social and economic, to a half-blind population? Voting is the answer.
In his farewell speech, the first US President George Washington warned the nation to stay away from bipartisan politics, as he understood that it is human nature for people to come together with other like-minded people. the same ideas and create an echo chamber.
American citizens must stop falling into the abyss of the “us versus them” mentality. Stop voting for candidates based on whether they have an “R” or a “D” next to their name.
People between the ages of 18 and 40 need to become more informed and politically active. It is high time for us to wake up and end the nightmare of draconian legislation that enriches some and impoverishes others.

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