Chuck Norris Continues Conservative Assault On Public Education

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Last week, Townhall columnist Chuck Norris compared teachers unions to the mafia. Now he's expanding his attacks on public education, complaining about "scientific paradigms" and calling public schools "indoctrination camps":

On Dec. 27, 1820, Thomas Jefferson wrote about his vision for the University of Virginia (chartered in 1819): "This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it."

But what should happen 200 years later when our public schools and universities avoid the testing of truths? Or suppress alternative opinions because they are unpopular or politically incorrect? Or no longer tolerate opinions now considered errors or obsolete by the elite? What happens when socio-political agendas or scientific paradigms dominate academic views to the exclusion of a minority's even being mentioned?

What happens when the political and public educational pendulum swings from concern for the tyranny of sectarianism in Jefferson's day to secularism in ours? What happens when U.S. public schools become progressive indoctrination camps?

Previously:

Chuck Norris Facts: "Teachers Unions Muscle Legislators Like The Mafia"

CNSNews' Jeffrey: "It is time to drive public schools out of business"

Beck Talks Down To "Those Of You Who Went To Public School"

Beck encourages retirees to home school their grandchildren because they're being "indoctrinated"

Beck Claims Obama Wants Chinese-Style "Training Camps -- Schools"

Conservative media take a strong stand against ... learning?!?

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