THE PLAGUE THAT BESETS OUR SCHOOLS IS EXTENSIVE And one for “the pot calling the kettle black” file, a New York University professor claims—apparently with a straight face—that homeschooling parents often indoctrinate their children. Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat asserts that public schools “encourage community values, which people supportive of dictatorial beliefs seek to erode.”

Armpit licking, condoms, transgenderism, and socialism are on full display.

The year, now a quarter old, reveals that the country’s rapid slide into educational purgatory is moving apace. Leading off the grossness parade is a school in Oklahoma where students lick and suck the armpits and toes of their fellow students in the name of charity. (This may garner a shrug in San Francisco, but Oklahoma?!)