Reviving American Education
Conservatives are losing the war over the American mind. Although conservatives have won many elections in recent decades, younger generations are more open to fundamentally transforming the country, and they have less love for America than their parents and grandparents did. The old conservative-libertarian platform of low taxes, welfare reform, and free trade has neglected parts of the soul. Many Americans have never learned about what makes America unique. Conservatives must start focusing on reviving the American education system to ensure Americans understand who they are.
Whoever controls education influences the American mind and therefore has a strong influence over the culture and politics of the future. Progressives use their near monopoly on power over education to direct it towards pushing their political and cultural ideas onto students. The purpose of education is to make good and free people, and if conservatives seek to conserve what is true, good, and beautiful about America, they must work to reform education away from modern liberal dogma and restore it to the classical liberal arts.
As many conservatives attempt to remake education toward economic ends, the left is striving to reshape American culture. Across the nation, the leftist’s revisionist histories of Howard Zinn and the Pulitzer Prize 1619 Project are taught in k-12 schools. In higher education, left-leaning professors dominate the classroom. A recent study found that in elite liberal art colleges, for every 1 Republican faculty member in religion, there are 70 Democrat faculty members. For English, there is 1 Republican faculty member for every 48.3 Democrat faculty members. For