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The Knowledge Gap Highlights a Failing of America’s Schools

In this episode, Sam Weaver reads aloud his article, “The Knowledge Gap Highlights a Failing of America’s Schools.” In that essay, he examines The Knowledge Gap, a 2019 book by education writer Natalie Wexler. Although Wexler’s book sheds light on the shocking degree to which American elementary schools have abandoned teaching knowledge of the world, Weaver argues that her assessment is charitable, and that the anti-knowledge trend should be regarded as a moral crime against generations of students. Weaver’s article was originally published in New Ideal, the Ayn Rand Institute’s journal, on June 14, 2023.

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