Indeed. We need halfwits that don't believe in any of the progress of the 20th century to run our schools. Like these.
Originally Posted by homestarunner93
Our education system is partially federal for a reason. There are some floors below which we as a nation try not to let our children fall. We try not to allow racial segregation, anti-science bigotry, or overt injections of religion into the curriculum. The nation's children won't just be affecting their own state, after all. They'll be voters, and it behooves us not to let their minds fester in a stew of ignorance based on the ignorance of some of their elders, even if those elders are elected to the state school board.
…authoritarian followers drive through life under the influence of impaired thinking a lot more than most people do, exhibiting sloppy reasoning, highly compartmentalized beliefs, double standards, hypocrisy, self-blindness, a profound ethnocentrism, and—to top it all off—a ferocious dogmatism that makes it unlikely anyone could ever change their minds with evidence or logic. These seven deadly shortfalls of authoritarian thinking eminently qualify them to follow a would-be dictator.