Category Archives: Education

School Indoctrination: From the Acorns Grow the Trees

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The new education must consist essentially in this, that it completely destroys freedom of will … If you want to influence him [the student] at all, you must do more than merely talk to him; you must fashion him, and fashion him in such a way that he simply cannot will otherwise than you wish him to will.” — Johann Gottlieb Fichte, “Second Address to the German Nation,” 1807 —

Last week we examined the manner in which the “public” schools, owned and manipulated by government, have become hotbeds of collectivist indoctrination (“Self-realization takes a back seat to school indoctrination,” WTE, March 18), and we examined just a few of those “ideas” and how they’ve been smuggled into our so-called “educational” process. read more

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Self-Realization Takes a Back Seat to School Indoctrination

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.” — Calvin Coolidge, “Holy Name Society Address,” 1924 —

Last week, in an open letter to a local student, I defined “individual liberty” as our “right to our own thoughts and lives, as well as the right to free association” (“5th-grader’s dreams trigger avalanche of ideas, emotions,” WTE, March 11).

What I DIDN’T tell that young lady, however, because it’s a message best passed along to the adults, is that the school system’s ability to teach these ideas disappeared decades ago, thereby leaving students such as her helpless in the face of what’s replaced it instead. read more

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LCCC Bond Boondoggle Should Be Blasted Right Out of the Sky

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The right of property is the guardian of every other right, and to deprive a people of this, is in fact to deprive them of their liberty.” — Arthur Lee, “An Appeal to the Justice and Interests of the People of Great Britain,” 1775 —

A long, long time ago on a planet far, far away, there once was a kingdom where people were hungry.

Not everybody was hungry, not even most, but a few people were — and this distressed the King, who wanted all his people fed, and the King surmised this was not happening due to the greed of those who had things when it came to the needs of those who had not. read more

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“Public” Educators: Experts At Creating Herds of Robots

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as ‘free education’ is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution. It is socialized education — just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office — and cannot possibly be separated from political control.” — Frank Chodorov, “Why Schools are not Free,” 1948 —

For anyone interested in developing an understanding of what’s wrong with our “educational” system, one need look no further than this: read more

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Handling Wyoming “Education” Crisis

By Bradley Harrington

Brad Harrington

“Mass schooling damages children. We don’t need any more of it. And under the guise that it is the same thing as education, it has been picking our pockets just as Socrates predicted it would thousands of years ago.” — John Taylor Gatto, “Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Education,” 2005 —

The Wyoming State Legislature had a golden opportunity to institute true solutions to our “education” funding crisis this year, but -– in true, typical “mixed-economy,” “welfare-state” fashion, they dropped the ball again: read more

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