Parents should investigate their children’s teachers

To the Editor:

While watching the news, I see all these young people, beating people, throwing things, and hitting the police and screaming hateful words. I thought: Where is this coming from; why do they hate America and the police?

I started researching and reading a book by John M. Ellis, “The Breakdown of Higher Education.”

John M. Ellis is a distinguished professor emeritus of German literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He taught at universities in England, Wales, and Canada before joining UCSC in 1966.

On the sleeve of his book, it says:

“A series of near-riots on campuses aimed at silencing guest speakers has exposed the fact that our universities are no longer devoted to the free exchange of ideas in pursuit of truth. But this hostility to free speech is only a symptom of a deeper problem, writes John Ellis.

“Having watched the deterioration of academia up close for the past fifty years, Ellis locates the core of the problem in a change in the composition of the faculty during this time, from mildly left-leaning to almost exclusively leftist.”

This tells why and what the book is about. When you read the book, it tells what is happening to the minds of our college students and our grade-school and high-school students.

Parents, if you are sending your child to school and college, investigate thoroughly the teachers in middle school, high school, and college and university that they are going to. Read this book.

Shirley Milbert


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