The Protestant Libertarian Podcast

Ep 116: Public Schools are Designed to Indoctrinate Students

April 09, 2024 Alex Bernardo
Ep 116: Public Schools are Designed to Indoctrinate Students
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The Protestant Libertarian Podcast
Ep 116: Public Schools are Designed to Indoctrinate Students
Apr 09, 2024
Alex Bernardo

In this episode, I explore a recent Mises Wire article written by Karl Streitel entitled Government Schools are Propaganda Machines, in which he argues that homeschool students are less subject to indoctrination than their public school counterparts. I discuss my own experience as a public school teacher and explain how these schools are not designed to give students the critical thinking skills they need to succeed in a dynamic economy and the institutional failures that have created this problem. I then read and comment on Streitel’s excellent article, supplementing his argument with my own personal anecdotes and experiences. If you want to understand why our schools are failing from the perspective of an insider, this episode is for you. Also, it should go without saying that all of the views presented in this episode are my own and do not necessarily reflect the perspective of my school or school district. 

 

Media Referenced:

https://mises.org/wire/government-schools-are-propaganda-machines

 https://libertarianchristians.com/episode/ep-68-our-mediocre-public-schools-with-connor-boyack/
 
https://libertarianchristians.com/episode/turning-down-teacher-tenure/

 

The Protestant Libertarian Podcast is a project of the Libertarian Christian Institute and a part of the Christians For Liberty Network. The Libertarian Christian Institute can be found at www.libertarianchristians.com.

 Questions, comments, suggestions? Please reach out to me at theprotestantlibertarian@gmail.com.  You can also follow the podcast on Twitter: @prolibertypod. For more about the show, you can go to theprotestantlibertarianpodcast.com. If you like the show and want to support it, you can! Check out the Protestant Libertarian Podcast page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theplpodcast. Also, please consider giving me a star rating and leaving me a review, it really helps expand the shows profile! Thanks!

Show Notes

In this episode, I explore a recent Mises Wire article written by Karl Streitel entitled Government Schools are Propaganda Machines, in which he argues that homeschool students are less subject to indoctrination than their public school counterparts. I discuss my own experience as a public school teacher and explain how these schools are not designed to give students the critical thinking skills they need to succeed in a dynamic economy and the institutional failures that have created this problem. I then read and comment on Streitel’s excellent article, supplementing his argument with my own personal anecdotes and experiences. If you want to understand why our schools are failing from the perspective of an insider, this episode is for you. Also, it should go without saying that all of the views presented in this episode are my own and do not necessarily reflect the perspective of my school or school district. 

 

Media Referenced:

https://mises.org/wire/government-schools-are-propaganda-machines

 https://libertarianchristians.com/episode/ep-68-our-mediocre-public-schools-with-connor-boyack/
 
https://libertarianchristians.com/episode/turning-down-teacher-tenure/

 

The Protestant Libertarian Podcast is a project of the Libertarian Christian Institute and a part of the Christians For Liberty Network. The Libertarian Christian Institute can be found at www.libertarianchristians.com.

 Questions, comments, suggestions? Please reach out to me at theprotestantlibertarian@gmail.com.  You can also follow the podcast on Twitter: @prolibertypod. For more about the show, you can go to theprotestantlibertarianpodcast.com. If you like the show and want to support it, you can! Check out the Protestant Libertarian Podcast page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theplpodcast. Also, please consider giving me a star rating and leaving me a review, it really helps expand the shows profile! Thanks!