This is where they normally shriek, "Well, he owned slaves!!!!"
posted on 05/10/2002 12:23:57 PM PDT
The part of this that is interesting to me is the general principle. It is interesting that Madison and Jefferson and Adams all favored a publicly financed system of education all the way through to the university level. It is interesting that they all thought it valuable, indeed, patriotic, to set up a system that would take money from the rich to support education for all. Without even weighing in on whether it has worked or not, it is interesting that they all believed it.
As you know, there are some freepers who consider this "statism" and "socialism" and even "slavery." Well, there you have it. Madison, Jefferson, and Adams, tyrants all. Anyway, I think most of the complaints on this thread deal with the quality of education, not with the method of funding. And not with the premise behind it.
posted on 05/10/2002 12:33:29 PM PDT
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