John Sailer

John Sailer is a research associate at the National Association of Scholars and an experienced classical educator.


The Flattering Alarmism of The Social Dilemma Share This

Oct 20, 2020

The new and popular documentary, The Social Dilemma, probably could have been an article published in 2018. That’s not to dismiss what it has to say. Framed as the social media equivalent of Food Inc., the movie interviews academics and former tech company execs, all of whom make now-popular arguments about the hidden costs of […]

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Who Are College-or-Bust Charters Really For? Share This

Sep 30, 2020

Re: Our Educational Colonialism

In a recent post, Chris Arnade compared the American education system to strip mining, an analogy that Patrick Deneen uses in his book Why Liberalism Failed. A similar analogy comes to mind to describe charter schools—a public policy tool that until recently earned bipartisan favor. If our education system is an intellectual strip mine, charter […]

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