This attempt to denigrate Western civilization in the name of multiculturalism reaches very far now. Wherever there are schools of education, programs are regulated by central departments that define curricula and oversee the closest details of the program’s functioning. A young person of eighteen going off to college will be taught things that are commanded in state capitals and in Washington. He will not know that many of the most precious achievements of the human mind are forbidden him under these commandments. Standards in our public schools are embarrassingly low. The longer our students stay in them, the further they fall behind most of the rest of the world. The ultimate explanation for this disaster can be found in the principle that all achievements of culture are equally worthy, which means necessarily that they are also equally unworthy.
Larry P. Arnn, Liberty and Learning, p. 55