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Most kids are idiots. Always have been. I certainly was. There is a reason that those trying to start mass movements for crazy ideology always start in the schools. Kids are emotional, inexperienced, and impulsive. So schools have always been a bit different than the rest of the world. But recently schools have changed from “a little odd” to “dangerously insane.” Why is that? Again, kids are kids. Always have been. What’s different now?
@songwriter wrote a typically insightful comment on another thread recently:
What boggles the mind is the fact that university administrations allow their students to bully them so. When I was in college (a classic start to a Grumpy Old Man rant) – had the students gone to the administration and demanded anything the response would have been, “Go back to class.”
I think he’s right – schools are different now because the teachers and administrators are different, not the kids. So why is that? What has inspired the leadership of schools to change their previously prestigious institutions into insane asylums? It is unusual for those in positions of authority to voluntarily give up their power to someone else. At least, not without a very good reason. So what is that reason?