A recent study in Scientific American explains why.
"Coping with propaganda requires a widespread critical intelligence, which is largely the product of education."
A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?
"Our generation is becoming so busy trying to prove that women can do what men can do that women are losing their uniqueness."
Is there evil in the heart of all men?
His famous colleague said of the book, "It will shock, and philosophical shock is the beginning of wisdom."
The author seems to think many today live as bees in a hive and cogs in a machine rather than as truly free individuals.
If there is not a clear idea of what we want students to learn, and the character formation necessary to learn it, education will be powerless to do anything to improve society.