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By David Warren, The Catholic Thing, Sept. 11, 2020

David Warren is a former editor of the Idler magazine and columnist in Canadian newspapers. He has extensive experience in the Near and Far East. His blog, Essays in Idleness, is now to be found at:

David WarrenSome have argued, this could turn out well. From my information, homeschooling has grown explosively across the U.S.A., and this doesn’t seem to be receding much, as the Batflu lockdowns ease.

Whether Catholic or not, parents across the continent have been learning what the public education system provides: little besides “progressive” indoctrination. As I discovered when my own children were young (in Canada), they learn everything needful at home, anyway.

A nice example was my elder lad – an engineer by nature – who was still using feet and inches a quarter-century after the government had imposed the metric system. This was done well before he was born, under the late, unlamented, elder Trudeau’s regime.  …

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