Do you ever find yourself frustrated when discussing issues with a politician or someone who is using the conservative talking points of the day? Likely, you are frustrated because you are arguing in the face of a logical fallacy, which is an insidious flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't let yourself be fooled! Here are 23 logical fallacies to watch for.
Today's conservative education agenda has its roots in the 1950s when the Supreme Court ruled that separate but equal was unconstitutional. The libertarian economist, Milton Friedman, concocted the ideas of school vouchers and private charter schools as a way to perpetuate segregation. We share a brief history of the conservative education agenda and how it has impacted Colorado, and unpack the narrative spun by the right-wing to cloak its true intent.