I won’t spoil the ending for those who haven’t read it yet, but most critics of government indoctrination will probably see it as predetermined at the onset.
Sadly, the outcome of “Hooray For Diffendoofer Day” isn’t as self-evident. That’s why it’s so important to share the story with others, including both those who choose to be teachers and those who may subject their offspring to government-run education.
I first read this book to my 9-year-old daughter four years ago, and she couldn’t get enough of it. I just recently introduced it to my 6-year-old son. He loves to have me read it as a bedtime story.
Isn’t it amazing how we thirst for intellectual freedom, even from an early age?
Of course, that makes a book like this dangerous for the status quo. Dangerous words and thoughts aren’t very welcome in our public indoctrination system. So, it would seem it’s only a matter of time before we see “Hooray For Diffendoofer Day” banned from the classrooms and school libraries.
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