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Objectivism and critical thinking in classrooms

A Call For Ayn Rand In Schools

There is no question as to if the United States education system has issues. It is worrying that many young people leave school buying into worrisome philosophies, and miss out on great opportunities for critical thinking and growth.
Rand's works, notably The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, and Anthem, would work well in our high school curriculum. Anthem in particular would be a good fit for a high school environment, due to its manageable length and wealth of topics for discussion. Many high school classes read liberally-biased works like John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath".
Anthem is a novella about a dystopian society where the individual no longer exists, and people are not even aware of the existence of the pronoun "I". A story relevant to today.
Ayn Rand's works and life would be a great topic for students to learn while they learn about the cold war, and Soviet Russia. With the current world affairs, knowledge of the cold war and the clash of ideals is more important than ever. It is important to give our nation's youth access to the curiosity and bravery needed to ask questions.
With the relevance of fake news, critical thinking skills are needed now more than ever. We cannot simply give knowledge, we must train our youth to seek it out themselves.
Objectivism can be tied directly to core American values. Proving anybody, from any background, can make something of themselves with hard work and dedication. Their choices determine their life.
“ Many high school classes read liberally-biased works”
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