Often we don’t have information on the variables that matter, so we surround other variables, using statistics that the Census Bureau, or the Congressional Budget Office, or someone else has supplied to us.
The lesson I have to teach is this: Leave all creative energies uninhibited.
Since 1976, Milwaukee has been under court order to “racially balance” its public schools. Now, there are about one hundred thousand school-age children in this city. Approximately 70 percent are black or belong to other minorities.
Every business and charitable organization should start its own voucher program, for one or one thousand students, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that they will have taken a step toward helping others as well as themselves.
Social morality is only half of the moral life; the other half is private morality.
It is not the lack of money spent on education—we spend billions. It is not some sweeping social injustice.
More than half a century ago, America was in the middle of a wrenching depression. One-third of our nation’s wealth vanished in a matter of months.
The magic words, “Civil Rights,” have a dazzling effect. Legislators hardly dare vote against anything labeled “Civil Rights.” But the label was utterly false.
The academic culture is not merely indifferent to teaching, it is actively hostile to it. In the modern large university, no act of good teaching goes unpunished.
If the gender feminists succeed in purging the traditional curriculum of its supposed masculine bias, the value of higher learning in America will be profoundly diminished.