Thursday, December 11th, 2008 | Author:

Ogre has written an excellent piece about education and the economy, defining views that have been close to my own heart for decades. It’s well worth reading the whole thing, but here’s a taste:

… if people were free, they could decide to send their kids to schools that supported their ideas. If people were free and they didn’t like the things being taught in one school, they could just switch to another school (instead of being jailed, like things are today). If people were free, and they didn’t want to have any references to Christmas during December, they could send their children to the local atheist school and attend school right through to the end of the year taking no days off.

While there are, of course, some wonderful teachers therein, I firmly believe that the public school system is the root of many of our problems, and should be abolished. Even teachers would be happier, but the government has a vested interest in keeping control of “education” as a means of “socialization” which really means indoctrination, so it will never happen. In fact, Obama wants to start this process at age 3 instead of 5. Wouldn’t want the little buggers to learn something the state hasn’t approved.

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