by Daniel A. Kaufman
Crispin Sartwell (Dickinson College) returns to Sophia to talk about the issues he has with compulsory, state-sponsored k-12 education.
10:50 – Crispin’s schooling experience in Washington DC 20:20 – The tension between learning and compulsion / Formal Compulsion and oppressive atmospheres 25:50 – Compulsion of minors considered more generally 32:20 – What, specifically, is wrong with the fact that my 10-year-old had to go to school? Economic motives; interference by tech moguls; and elitist social engineering. 35:50 – Preparing young people so they can function in the economy. And what would my ten-year-old be doing, if not going to school? 45:50 – Compulsory vaccination for children and more generally. 48:30 – Serious flaws in the way we educate children and adolescents. The negative influence of social and psychological science and pharmacology. 54:30 – Preparing young people for a world in which being coerced and compelled is part of life. 58:50 – Compulsory and public education and equality.