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Dishonorable Woke

Here’s a letter to the Wall Street Journal:


Reading your report (Feb. 17) on school districts attempting to promote “equity” by abolishing honors courses makes clear that what Thomas Sowell observed in 1999 remains true in 2023: “Too many teachers today see their role as propagandists for the fashionable notions of the times. Their own ‘role model’ is not Mr. Chips but Joseph Goebbels.”*

Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

* Thomas Sowell, Barbarians Inside the Gates (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 1999), page 263.