Republicans see benefit in ignorant electorate

Regarding The Day's insightful and troublesome editorial, “What do Republicans have against a college education?” (Sept. 2), I have to agree with a common perception that knowledge and critical thinking are obstacles to the GOP's agenda. The Republican Party depends on a base that rejects the science behind evolution, denies clear evidence of anthropogenic climate change, readily blames minorities for unrelated problems, succumbs to demagogic alarms of phantom crises, understands little of history's clearest lessons, and cannot tell the difference between fake and objective information.

Education at any level — primary through Ph.D. — is inimical to Republican ends, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos perfectly epitomizes the Republican effort to minimize education.

Glenn Cheney


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