The academic elite feel righteous seeing blacks on campus, even if they are severely mismatched. Black people must ask: Are we going to sacrifice our youngsters so that white liberals can feel good about themselves?
The fact that college students had huge gaps in their knowledge was old news by the early 1990s. But today the question is no longer whether students have learned specific bodies of knowledge; it is whether they are learning anything at all.
Public educators, like Soviet farmers, lack any incentive to produce results, innovate, to be efficient, to make the kinds of difficult changes that private firms operating in a competitive market must make to survive.
In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.
Whenever people talk glibly of a need to achieve educational ‘excellence,’ I think of what an improvement it would be if our public schools could just achieve mediocrity.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that many — arguably most — of the problems that plague our nation have been aggravated rather than alleviated by federal intervention.
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If we’re lending money that ostensibly we don’t have, to kids who really have no hope of paying it back, in order to train them for jobs that clearly don’t exist, I might suggest that we’ve gone around the bend a little bit.
Government, in its very essence, is opposed to all increase in knowledge. Its tendency is always towards permanence and against change … [T]he progress of humanity, far from being the result of government, has been made entirely without its aid and in the face if its constant and bitter opposition.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. […] If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.