Hmmmm what happened in the mid 1800s that you believe caused America to get worse. https://t.co/RSZesgoI9u
— The Substack of Boba Fett (@agraybee) April 26, 2022
Counterpoint: 17th,18th, & early 19th century Americans had arguably the world's highest standards of living before the development of widespread public education. https://t.co/nleUUBPqo1
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) April 26, 2022
… And everyone not a white male with decently prosperous parents knew their place!
Well, I guess if you go with Roger Taney's definition of "American" that's true. But those of us who view blacks as people may not believe it was a golden age.
— Lauren Walker (@Laubrewa) April 26, 2022
dan "we don't need public education" mclaughlin brings up new england as an example of a place which did not need public education to succeed. every town in new england with more than fifty citizens has had compulsory municipal education from 1650 forward. https://t.co/f8OMwENIB3
— alcibiades nuts (@Theophite) April 26, 2022
public education isn't just a social good, it's a huge economic positive at a nuts and bolts level–more productivity, more innovation, it's a virtuous cycle
— Gerry Doyle (@mgerrydoyle) April 26, 2022