Re: Dr. Walter Williams on secession
My point is that I've seen monkeys, dogs, horses, and even chickens trained to when they see a flashcard with 2 + 2 on it that will tap, or bark, or paw, or something and tell you that the answer is 4. It that real education? I don't believe that those trick animals have the concept of what 2 + 2 is. But they are trained to give you the approprate answers.
The same with teaching History. When you teach only that the Civil War was fought over slavery, as is routinely the case in most schools, and not teach WHY freeing the slaves was such a problem in the first place, you do history, and the teaching profession, a disservice.