Deep Thoughts from Starbucks

So I stopped into Starbucks with my wife a couple of months ago – perhaps the second time ever – to enjoy a cup of coffee. I like the coffee and the latte, but I don’t like what Starbucks represents, what I call the leftoid latte loser club for boomers. Nevertheless, we were having a nice enough time and then I happened to glance down and read the writing on the paper cup I was drinking from. This is what it said:

The Way I See It #179
The problem we face in public education is not “what” to teach our kids, bur rather “how”. How do we inspire to want to learn? That’s why afterschool programs are so important – they answer the “how”.

How profound, no? I actually saved the cup so I could blog about this piece of silly statist propaganda. Let’s peel this banana back and see what’s really inside.

The problem we face in public education is not “what” to teach our kids, bur rather “how”.

You mean teaching our kids about which flavoured condoms to try on? Sorry. Can’t agree with you on that one. The problem in public education is the rot in its foundation and that is more a question of “what” than “how”.

How do we inspire to want to learn?

Why don’t we start teaching them something which actually does inspire and stop pushing sexual propaganda? That’s an idea for you. Start teaching them that education is ultimately of value because it strives for the pursuit of truth and the fostering virtue. You have to admit that even kids get a little sick and tired of learning how to avoid STDs. There is, after all, only a finite number of ways you can put on a condom.

That’s why afterschool programs are so important – they answer the “how”.

Ah yes. The vaulted afterschool program. That’s it! More time away from parents and siblings. Yup. That’s exactly what this dysfunctional and disconnected culture needs more of: another
government program.

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