I have to wonder about the passel of alleged conservative commentators who keep saying “We’ve got to send the children back to school! Got to!” Even if they have to do all kinds of awkward things to keep the kiddies Safe from the Wuhan Communist Death Virus. Come September–only six weeks away–we’ve gotta re-open the schools.
Why? Millions of kids are now learning at home. Why send them back to public school?
Uh… for “socialization”? Yeah, that’s it! Socialization! They gotta be in school so they can have socialization.
That means socialization by other kids, your age-group peers. God help us.
Weren’t these guys ever kids themselves? Don’t they remember? Hey! Hello! Who encouraged you, when you were a kid, in every bad thing you ever did? Who did them with you, did them first, dared you to do them?
That kind of socialization, the kind offered by the public schools, no one needs. The lesson that your age-group peers are the most important people in the world, way more important than your boring old family, and that conforming to their style, their wishes, and their expectations is the most important thing that you can do–that’s the No. 1 lesson that you learn in public school.
God pity us, how we’re paying for handing our kids over to marxist education theorists and damned fools–to be “educated” by them! And then we’ve got our public colleges and universities to finish the job.
We have a golden opportunity, just now, to get out from under the boot-heel of public education.
Please let’s not blow it.