Monday, February 13, 2012

Not Paulo Freire Again

This author wants high school students to have read Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed in high school, presumably so she can continue with the Marxism at the university. I've written about Freire a few times, and challenge Freire's thesis with a single statement attributed to Bertrand Russell: The first task of education is to destroy the tyranny of the local and immediate over the child's imagination.

If you want to read more about the Tucson situation--with a viewpoing that doesn't quite jibe with the first link above--I've written about it here. Notice that it was a judge who said the program was illegal, not the schools superintendent, as the author above stated.

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

So basically the leftists want to destroy anything in the child's imagination that doesn't follow their dogma.