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gregory rush

Market forces being what they are, and exerting no control to motivate preservation of a common social experience, I don’t imagine that profit-driven education would find it possible to avoid turning out students with a narrowed focus of social familiarity.

There’s a questionable assumption being made there, that being that the primary socialization of the child occurs in the schools. I don’t see that being the case at all. Family, church, sports……..all heavily involved in that process.

Lack of educational development and social awareness appear to be equally prime candidates for the political situation our country is currently enduring, making it very difficult to find a practical way to initiate any kind of “reset” among adults with both aspects being already thoroughly solidified.

Hmmmmm. The political situation our country is enduring started around 2004. From that period on, each side has demonized the other consistently, and put up pretty close to 100% obstruction of the other’s initiatives. The situation is not new with the election of Mr. Trump.

Would profit-oriented schools consider social awareness and tolerance to be a profitable enough “deliverable” to ensure without oversight that their “end products” display verifiable capabilities in those aspects?

What’s scaring you here? That a Baptist school or a madrassa might teach traditional sexuality?

Somehow, I think the Republic can survive that. :-)

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