The latest cruel experiment on children: SEL
Linda Harvey takes aim at 'social emotional learning' in government schools
Modern state education, because it has distanced itself from the principles and assumptions of the Classical framework of knowledge that Christianity perfected, is now demonstrating its intellectual poverty in declining rates of literacy and numeracy to all but the ideologically blind.
The false paradigms of the educational professionals are itself the source of the flight from responsibility which so marks the public in our day.
The chaos wrought by false teaching is also a significant cause of the proliferation of anxiety and other emotional disturbances among the young. Ideas, as Richard Weaver has noted, have consequences.
The education industry regularly comes up with novel schemes to address the problems it has created, complete with an acronym suitable for marketing purposes, like SEL, ‘social emotional learning’.
What should always alert the public to the inevitable failure of these schemes is that while these educators identify problems, they never articulate what an ideal student ought to look like in terms of character and knowledge, and how that individual would operate in a just society.
Social Emotional Learning is but the latest patch on the absurd experimental programme conducted in government schools on children.
It arise on the heels of the clear failure of sex-education programmes (that in their intellectual poverty will neither identify what human ‘health’ is, or the right relation of sex to human nature).”
Classical Christian education proposes a better alternative.
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