Rush Limbaugh on Education

Conservative Talk-show Host


OpEd: Discourages education; schools screw up children

Limbaugh never doubted his father's conservative ideas: "The only time my dad was wrong that I could ever remember was when he told me I would not amount to anything if I didn't go to college." Limbaugh sought to prove himself to his father and, unable to succeed in school, he tried to be dutiful in his ideology.

Limbaugh has never questioned his conservative views at any time in his life; to do so would be a betrayal of his father and his family. Rush had the worst of both worlds: an ideologically inflexible father who demanded obedience and an intellectually lazy resistance to the type of formal education that might have offered him an opportunity to questions those beliefs.

Limbaugh regularly discourages his listeners from getting an education. He always says "screwls" instead of "schools" to imply that educators are screwing up children. He sees himself as a father figure for his listeners, instructing them in ideology and protecting them from hearing any corrupting ideas.

Source: The Most Dangerous Man in America, by J.K.Wilson, p. 2-3 , Mar 1, 2011

Multiculturalism is historical revisionism

What makes the education establishment so hostile to America? Because, in the last 25 years, a relatively small group of anti-American radicals have bullied their way into power positions in academia. And while they preach about the evils of “cultural imperialism,” they themselves are, ironically, the ultimate practitioners of it.
Source: See, I Told You So, p. 74-78 , Jul 2, 1993

Don’t encourage homosexuality by teaching it in grade school

Think of what the NYC school system was trying to teach first-graders without any objection from the ACLU. One of the books recommended, Heather Has Two Mommies, describes how two lesbians become mommies. (One of them was artificially inseminated by a “special doctor.”) Another book was Daddy’s Roommate, which pictures Daddy and his male roommate in bed together. A third was Gloria Goes to Gay Pride. In the first grade! Can anyone tell me with a straight face that such teaching is not for the express purpose of indoctrinating students with the false notion that homosexuality is as normal as heterosexuality? Surely no one can argue that it is healthy to encourage such a lifestyle. Even if you reject the moral objections to this lifestyle, you cannot honestly deny the overwhelming evidence that homosexual behavior statistically reduces one’s life span. And, if kids are learning about homosexuality in first grade, what do you suppose they are learning in high school?
Source: See, I Told You So, p.217 , Jul 2, 1993

Rush Limbaugh on School Choice

Parents are tired of sending kids to inferiror schools

This train of education reform and tax cuts is going to leave the station, folks, and there are going to be a lot of Democrats on it. Sixty percent of black middle class parents favor school vouchers. They’re tired of sending their kids to schools that are inferior and they want the opportunity to send them to better schools. If Bush and some Democrats can get that done. Tom Daschle can protest all day long but he’ll still be in the station, losing some of his power at the same time.
Source: Tuesday Morning Update , Jan 23, 2001

Vigorously promote educational choice and vouchers

Not all public schools are bad, but overall, the system is bankrupt. Why should we continue to prop up this manifestly failed system?

We should vigorously promote educational choice and the voucher system to instill competition in our failing schools. By doing so, we will be giving lower- and middle-class families the same mobility as the wealthy by providing them the means to choose the best schools for their children, rather than imprisoning many of them in inferior public schools that are all too often urban war zones.

The teachers’ unions, the education bureaucrats, and many Democratic politicians believe they should have the prerogative to tell middle-class Americans where their children should attend school. How often have you heard discussions of “giving parents the right” to choose their school? Good grief, [they should not] grant (or deny) parents that right. As Bill Bennett says in response to this idiocy, “Let my people go.”

Source: See, I Told You So, p.390-91 , Jul 2, 1993

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