Yes, that’s my view as well.

I’d just add that regardless of how well your schools or your parents assisted you with critical thinking, the ultimate ability to get a full 360 degree view of all the pros and cons associated with any complex political, economic, or social matter generally requires experience that you don’t get until you’ve had ANOTHER five or six years outside of school in the working world, in what used to be called the “school of hard knocks”.

(It also helps to have a few presidents under your belt, so you can recognize trends in society over time.)

This is often why “older folks” view the political, economic, and social views of people in their 20’s as naive; we can actually recall being those ages ourselves, and now that we’re older, we now realize how much we didn’t know at the time; and we’re often embarrassed at how passionately we once argued things that we were wrong about, and we also realize how OUR parents were, back then, just looking at us thinking “yea, yea, wait till you get a few years under your belt.” :-)

But, to get back to the original point regarding my daughter……she is very smart, and I have no problem with anyone providing her information and perspectives that she will later use to formulate her own decisions. What I have a problem with is indoctrination, which goes beyond information by trivializing or demonizing views which the “indoctrinator” does not agree; and if the student (or the student’s parents) are the ones holding those views being trivialized or demonized….then the “indoctrinator” is intentionally playing with the student’s emotions…….which is morally reprehensible. But it seems to be occurring.

And, students in that situation tend not to yet have the self-awareness, at that time, to realize they are being manipulated.

Hope that helps. I’m speaking in general, of course, and not about any particular individual.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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