Issues in Education
Jan 01, 1962
In this radio interview from the 1960s, Rand offers a philosopher's perspective on a wide variety of education-related topics. Particular questions that she addresses include:
- What should be the main objectives of education?
- What explains why the current public education system is such a disaster?
- How would the poor be educated under laissez faire capitalism?
- How can grade school educators teach children to be independent thinkers?
- Are racially integrated schools essential to any educational system?
- How would children be "socialized" under laissez-faire capitalism?
- Should the state interfere with how parents choose to educate their children?
- When should a parent start answering his child with "do this because" instead of "do this."?
- How can parents protect their children against improper influences such as salacious literature or bad playmates?
- At what point does the parent's right to choose his child's method of education end?
- 30 mins
- 28 mins
- 410 mins
- Course contains 14 of the Columbia radio shows
- 29 mins