Close the Schools
By Art Robinson, PhD
At dinner recently, a friend told me that he had called Peter DeFazio’s office and asked about DeFazio’s claims that Art Robinson is anti-education. “Oh yes, he was told, “Robinson is definitely against education,” followed by remarks embellishing this.
“How can this be?” my friend asked. “Robinson’s six children all have college degrees in science and engineering. Five of the six have doctorates”
“Click.” DeFazio’s man hung up on him.
I have been an educator of K-12, college, graduate, and postgraduate students for most of my life. As a student and student-teacher at Caltech and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD); as a teacher at UCSD and Stanford, as a teacher of my own children, and in our family’s business that has provided curricula and books to more than 100,000 home-schooled and public schooled K-12 students, I have learned a lot about education. I am, however, opposed to “education” as the politicians and union bureaucrats have transformed it.
Fifty million American young people are attending schools of political, bureaucratic, and union design – such an inferior design that our nation has fallen from first in the world 50 years ago to essentially last in the developed world in educational performance. Continue reading “Close the Schools!
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