“The balance struck between patriotism and national introspection should reflect the consensus of the community, not an educational elite.”
Why should those qualities be zero sum? Does studying our history, blemishes and all, dilute the love of country? if so, then are we encouraging patriotism at the expense of history?
“…values and ethics, both of which are taught by life, not professors.” And with regard to human sexuality, parents will have to bear the consequences if wrong.
By the time the offspring fledge, they better have some values and ethics in their human portfolio or society will pay the price…dearly. if so, then don’t we all have a strong vested interest in the outcome?