Ben Carson on Education
|November 8, 2012||Posted by James Barham under academic freedom, Education, Intellectual freedom, Video|
Denyse O’Leary has a piece that may interest UD readers at TheBestSchools.org:
Readers may remember Ben Carson, the gifted neurosurgeon who failed Political Correctness 101 at Emory University and then gently but pointedly attacked PC in his commencement address.
Carson’s sin was to point out that Darwin’s theory of evolution offers no firm basis for making moral judgments apart from the claim that morality helps us spread our selfish genes.
Top Darwinian philosopher Michael Ruse agrees with him about that. But Ruse supports Darwinism, so he experiences no backlash. And Carson, who has saved countless lives, literally found himself in the “never again” category as a commencement speaker because he opposes it. . . .
Recently, columnist Star Parker, president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, reported on Carson’s views on education, in the light of huge expenses resulting in poor performance.”
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Parker’s interview with Carson on the subject of public education in America makes for a very interesting and enlightening discussion.
Carson’s main point? Improving our public education system is not a matter of throwing more money at it. Education in this country will never improve until a change occurs in the hearts and minds of all concerned—teachers, children, and, perhaps most importantly, parents.
In order to learn successfully, children must perceive school as something worthwhile. They have to want to learn.
The rest of O’Leary’s story is here. A high point is Carson’s interview with Star Parker: