State Education & Parental Responsibility
JulyFour at AOL.COM
Thu Jul 20 09:28:44 MDT 1995
<< SNIP >>
> This is the whole point in a nutshell. So far as I'm concerned,
>claiming that the whole state-sponsored education system is in the hands
>of liberals is disingenuous, at best. The fact is that, if parents take
>the responsibility to instil their values in their children & to raise
>them right, then it doesn't matter what the "liberal" education system
< SNIP >
"Disingenuous at best"? How so? Besides, no one has claimed that
the WHOLE system is in the hands of liberals. For example, I pointed
out the example of Kate.
MY point was that I was afraid that state-sponsored education is a danger.
After reading your post, I went to the library and snooped around. I was
delighted to find this quote in the October, 1994 issue of "Destiny"
(black conservative magazine)
"As 19th century British philosopher John Stuart Mill observed,
'A general state education is a mere contrivance for moulding
people to be exactly like one another.... It establishes a
despotism of the mind.'"
Returning home, I was even more delighted to find this quotation in
the current platform of your party (Libertarian)
"We advocate the complete separation of education and State.
Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and
interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership,
operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be
ended. We call for the repeal of the guarantees of tax-funded,
government-provided education, which are found in most state
As to your questions about Liberals controlling education: I think there
is a lot to be said on this subject. But my comments will have to wait
until I return from Seattle/Portland.
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