Schools and totalitarian systems | ollieorange2

I was reading this essay – The Power of the Powerless by Vaclav Havel the Czechoslovakian dissident. And there is lots of good stuff on this kind of thing by George Orwell and Theodore Dalrymlple as well. It struck me the parallels between working in schools and totalitarian regimes.

You can’t say what you think. You have to carefully monitor what you say to other people. Whenever there are discussions on Twitter, the progressives always treat it like it’s a discussion between two roughly equal groups, or if anything, the traditionals are stronger in schools. The reality is that it is very…

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