Educating vs. Schooling

As British commentator Peter Hitchens pointed out, being schooled isn’t the same as being educated.


John Stonestreet

Heather Peterson

The rising generation is our most educated generation if you compare the number of millennials who completed bachelor’s degrees with that of previous generations. However, as British commentator Peter Hitchens recently pointed out, being “schooled” isn’t the same as being “educated.”   

What he said about British schools could be applied to many U.S. ones: “Our education system teaches the young what to think, not how to think. And if you ever wonder why so many things don’t work properly any more, or why you can’t get any sense out of so many organisations, this is one of the main reasons.”  

When students are indoctrinated in critical theories regarding gender and race, when pushback is considered “harassment” or “racism,” and when the main point is to sexualize kids, it’s not education. As Steven Garber has written, “Education, always and everywhere, is about the deepest questions of life and the world.” Education wrestles with the hard questions, training students to think critically and creatively 

Christians have always championed education. We can today too.

This Point was first released on 12.7.22. 


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