Education was supposed to provide us with stellar learning, but unfortunately that is not happening. Is there any hope? Joining us today is Jacob Howland (city-journal.org), Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. He draws on his many years of experience in higher learning to show how classical education has been slowly removed from curricula only to be replaced by slogans and inaccurate history. The culprits are more the educrats than teachers, but many teachers go along with it. So is there any hope? Now that the plan has been thoroughly exposed, some teachers and many parents are pushing back to reclaim what education was always supposed to be.
When you get two radio veterans from opposite ends of the world with nearly a century of experience between them together, you get a fascinating conversation. John welcomes New Zealand radio legend Leighton Smith (www.newstalkzb.co.nz) to the show this week for an extended discussion on the state of the world today. They cover many topics, including Marxism's infiltration of the West, the real definition of truth, and the media's blatant narratives against the Right, as well as New Zealanders' battles with politically correct policies.
The leftists have permeated our institutions and our governments and many in Western countries have allowed it to happen. As John says, we have been very busy chewing out our guts and then assuming freedom will continue to stand. But when you use the very benefits of the society you're trying to destroy, the society itself will not stand.
In order to fight misinformation and conspiracy theories, Microsoft has teamed with other companies to trace online content back to its original author in what some people are calling a huge setback in data privacy. Back with us is Russ White (www.rule11.tech), nationwide expert in network architecture, who details the plans of this new cabal. Even if these companies have good intentions, electronic chips can be hacked and backdoor programs can be installed that would completely undermine the original intent of their plan.
Yesterday, we aired part 1 of John's interview with Leighton Smith (newstalkzb.co.nz), long-time radio talk show host in New Zealand and host of the Leighton Smith podcast. In today's interview conclusion, the two veteran radio broadcasters discuss why those who are woke are so sensitive regarding important topics, media narratives against the right, and New Zealand's battle with political correctness and the cancellation of charter schools there. John answers as many questions as he asks as the two interviewers live up to their inquisitive reputations.
The media, educrats, and many politicians have come out against school choice, but what do those who would be affected by it think about the issue? Ray Domanico (www.manhattan-institute.org), Senior Fellow and Director of Education Policy at the Manhattan Institute, joins us to discuss his report showing where school choice is popular and who wants it the most. He covers the evolution of school choice from an alternative for those who wanted to teach according to their faith, to being an escape from the leftist ideologies found in today's public schools. Why do some school districts fight so vociferously against school choice?
There has to be a way to fight back against the politicization of public schools. Larry Sand (www.ctenhome.org), President of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, joins us to discuss the indoctrination he saw a bit during his tenure as a teacher and a lot since he has retired. In order to stop this, parents need to step up. Check with your child to see what they are being taught and if it doesn't sit well with you, visit school officials or the board.
Just a few years ago, monuments or statues on public property that denoted any quote or symbol of religion were taken down by mandate of the courts. Roger Byron (www.firstliberty.org), Senior Counsel for the First Liberty Institute, explains how a recent case set a precedent stopping the removal of public religious statues or monuments, upholding religious freedom.
John finishes up the podcast today imploring education reform because the stages of a totalitarian takeover of this country are underway and if education remains as it is, our children will grow up embracing and defending that takeover.