Some educators, such as former California Superintendent Bill Honig, now says they were the victims of "fuzzy thinking." But according to Samuel Blumenfeld, it wasn't fuzzy thinking at all. It was stupid, ignorant thinking. No, it wasn't just stupid, it was actually malicious. As Samuel Blumenfeld explains, the progressives advocated whole language as a blueprint for dumbing down the American people as advocated by the influential educator John Dewey in an essay he wrote called "The Primary-Education Fetish." The progressives and socialists actually wanted to dumb down the American kids so they would grow up to be creatures of the state and do whatever the government orders them to do.
If you want your children to grow up to be free, they need to be able to read books so they can make intelligent decisions about the role of government, and what it can and cannot constitutionally do.
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