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Okay, maybe they don't kill it. They simply try to prevent students from learning very much of it.
In our public schools, knowledge is a déclassé citizen, an illegal alien, a leper.
You might think that knowledge would be an axiomatic part of K-12 education. Not so. Our Education Establishment is obsessed with limiting the amount of knowledge to be found anywhere in the school. This has been the pattern since before 1920. (Of course, in those earlier days, school officials could not get away with much. Now the doors are wide open and nobody is guarding the place.)
The intellectually entertaining part of this story is the number of sophistries devised to justify indifference to knowledge. These things are not obvious. You have to be very smart to think of sophistries that encourage an avoidance of knowledge. That's what the article is about.
K-12: Knowledge Containment Protocols
a new article on American Thinker
(People are always asking, how do we improve the schools? How about we just start teaching again? That is so radical. It might just work.)