Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Temptation to Indoctrinate

"For a teacher to have the passion of St. Paul is one thing; to have the aims of St. Paul to instruct in order to convert or capture is something else. And the higher the stakes - acceptance of the true faith, views on social justice, the belief that we should destroy American hegemony, a desire to further ethnic or racial solidarity or to advance the status of women or to celebrate and promote or despise and condemn alternative lifestyles - the greater always is the impetus to indoctrinate rather than to educate and free."

- John Agresto in The Death of Learning

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