From: Don Evanson
This is a very lengthy read, but please check it out: https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/can-liberal-education-survive-liberal-democracy. Some of it reminds me what my kids used to tell me of their rides on their school buses.
I am not previously aware of its publisher, but thank you for publishing it.
Since I oftentimes rail against the “academy running amok” on social media (where Winona’s Jerome Christiansen and I are oftentimes at “loggerheads”), I must say that it is redeeming that the academy — coupled with the author’s heritage — has produced this author.
I rarely (maybe never) trivialize the word love or its derivatives by using it outside the context of human and religious relationships, but I will use it here. I “loved” reading this article; its author has a new fan.
Please don’t let this distract you from completely absorbing the article — if we are to have publicly financed public education, it must be through equal “freedom” vouchers to all.
“In swearing ‘by the dog,’ Socrates lets us know that he defines man not as a political animal, but as a companion animal to the divine.”