Governor Ron DeSantis is winning kudos from the "Conservatives" for insisting that the evils of Communism and the virtues of Capitalism be included in Florida's school curricula. As politicians go, the governor of Florida is one of the best we have, but he is not an educated man and does not at all understand the evils that have been perpetrated by American public education, and, since he does not understand the causes of the problem, he is incapable of devising a workable solution.
The basic problem is not, as "Conservatives" like to claim, the take-over of universities and schools by Sixties Leftists, nor is it the fault of those non-existent beings Talk Radio has invented to keep their listeners awake at night, listening for the things that go bump. Of course, things have got worse over the past 50 years, and of course the deterioration is partly the result of leftist indoctrination,which has meant that large parts of the curriculum are devoted to destroying the mind and character of the students. But ideological indoctrination might be resisted, if American adolescents had acquired the knowledge and intellectual skills needed to detect the lies and illogic of their teachers.
The plain truth is that American students today, as a group and on the whole, are the dumbest human beings who have ever walked the earth. We used to say of dull-witted people that they were too dumb to come in out of the rain, but the people under 40 I meet these days don't even know that rain is wet and cannot seem to understand whys they are coming down with a cold.
If only the schools would teach anything EXCEPT the bogus ideologies that began destroying American schools in the 1920s. The failure of American schooling did not begin with Communist propaganda. It began with teachers, fresh out of teachers' colleges that filled their heads with nonsense, began replacing traditional studies of math, language, and history with courses designed to make them good patriotic Americans. The Godfather of ideological education was Horace Mann in the 19th century, who wanted to starve the minds of Christian students by feeding them the thin gruel of Unitarian ideology. It is usually claimed that he borrowed his ideas from the Prussians, but that is only partly true. Post-Puritan Massachusetts was already assuming the right to educate the children of the Bay State, and the education reformers of the early American republic had already launched a war against classical education. The Revolution reached critical mass about the time of WW I, when the leftist Democratist John Dewey became the leading educational expert, promising to use the schools to create a new democratic man.,
The neoconservative take on Democratic Capitalism that Desantis is pushing is just an earlier less destructive ideology, and the progress to soft core socialism to feminism to every other ism was inevitable once the system embarked upon the project of transforming the character of Americans.
They need to concentrate on math and writing, foreign languages, and history. Most of the "science" taught is simply ideology with a scientific veneer, and some years ago the NSF declared that what future scientists really needed was a solid foundation in math. A 20 year old who with solid math, a knowledge of ancient and modern history and four years of Latin would not be so easy to manipulate, and that, in the end, is the whole point of American public education: To create a race of dupes who positively refuse to come in out of the rain and despise anyone evil enough to own his own home.