Schools Don’t Teach Critical Thinking. Here’s Why.

“Critical thinking” is one of the education system’s favorite buzz phrases, particularly since the introduction of Common Core. Ironic, isn’t it?

The problem is, the more we see critical thinking mentioned, the less we see evidence of its use in society. Why?? Well, the answer to that is simple. The education system does NOT teach critical thinking, despite its claims, and there’s a reason for that.


Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

5 thoughts on “Schools Don’t Teach Critical Thinking. Here’s Why.”

  1. Reblogged this on The Black Media Outlet and commented:
    Agreed! Very important topic as far as black media is concerned. Another false portrayal of humans based on race. As far as racism or any “ism” is concerned, it is not a matter that schools or those with biases (which is everyone) should be “teaching” on. The educational system has never had this right. When black/white people (a term placed upon us based on skin color) walk out of school not knowing anything else about racial history other than slavery, we’ve missed the mark. Teach kids to do their research and read for themselves. They’re bound to make even more discoveries than we ever could.

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  2. Powerful and insightful! You are making great points there. I dedicated a whole section of my book “This Is Your Quest” to this subject. Along similar line of thinking there is the herd mentality phenomenon – I wrote an article recently on this subject titled “How to overcome herd mentality and not be a sheeple” – – Feel free to check it out!


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