Thursday, May 19, 2011

Let's Hear it for Capitalism in the Curriculum

Joe Kernen, CNBC Squawk Box co-anchor and dad, has stepped up to deliver some much needed lemonade stand lessons for the classroom. (I just love the Verizon Susie lemonade ad by the way, don't you:) Kernan's new book YOUR TEACHER SAID WHAT?!: Defending Our Kids from the Liberal Assault on Capitalism

All too often teachers inject their uninformed personal political opinions into every day lessons. When it comes to capitalism that's a problem. Capitalism and freedom go hand in hand. These days and every day it's essential for the future of this country, because only the growth of grown up creative, hard-working kids will get us out of these big government doldrums.

And we could always use a few more billion dollar babies--nurture that, not quash it in the cradle.

Questioning questionable assumptions is critical to learning. Let that school bell ring for American liberty.

More. How fortuitous: Are Progressives Smarter Than Fifth-Graders? - Heather Wilhelm, RCP This cracks me up a bit:

Sorry, Joe -- your intentions are good, I know. My husband regularly lectures our children on deep philosophical questions, and they're still in Pampers.
Well, my youngest was a Rush baby--she listened along with her lunch. At the age of 4 someone asked her what she wanted to do when she grew up--she said she wanted to be president so she could "cut the taxes".

Related. Reihan Salam, NRO: Where the Jobs Aren’t. Public cartels are choking economic growth.

Many With New College Degree Find the Job Market Humbling  

Linked at Memeorandum, thanks.

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Zilla said...

Good stuff. Linked to it here:

Anne said...

Great, thanks!