Because I care about you, I want you to be armed at all times. Just in case. That’s the loving, civilized position to adopt with regard to my fellow human beings.
Whether it’s yesterday’s battles over prayer in school or today’s conflicts over critical race theory, public schooling causes people to fight. It’s a struggle between values and viewpoints that ends with one group imposing its will upon others. The curriculum that is adopted or the one that is shunned inevitably creates winners and losers.