"The implication of the postmodern social constructivist view of knowledge is that the teacher, at best, has nothing substantial to offer and, at worst, is engaged in some form of oppression of students. When school systems adopt the latter view, it is logical that the social status of teachers is eroded.
Johan Wennström has a doctorate in political science and works at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Sweden. He is a regular contributor to the culture pages in the Stockholm daily Svenska Dagbladet and has written for City Journal and Quillette, among others. His most recent book, coauthored with Magnus Henrekson, is Dumbing Down: The Crisis of Quality and Equity in a Once-Great School System—and How to Reverse the Trend (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). As of mid-June, the open-access version had been downloaded more than 34,000 times."