Eagle Forum Blog: Empathy: The New School Subject – Philis Schlafly at CPAC 2011

There’s a new subject being taught in public schools and some colleges today that wasn’t around when I went to school. It’s called empathy. Apparently the plan is to teach kids to have empathy for other people in the world. It’s a sort of variation of teaching multiculturalism. 

 

In another area, I know a father who was denied custody of his children because the judge ruled he didn’t have enough empathy. She had no credentials for making that judgment, but Family Court judges can issue any order they want. There is no scientific definition of empathy, so any empathy decision is based on the biases and prejudices of the instructor or judge…

 

There is no scientific definition of empathy, so any empathy decision is based on the biases and prejudices of the instructor or judge.

 

[Philis Schlafly talks about her concerns about teaching empathy in the shools]