Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
posted on 07/24/2002 4:17:05 AM PDT
I read a very similar article by Cal Thomas almost 8 years ago, and that is when I decided to homeschool.
Thomas said the same thing, the only way to effect change is to pull the kids out and then the system will collapse and have to be reinvented, hopefully for the better.
Either way, the responsibility of the parent is to see that their child is not subjected to the garbage that is being spewed in the public education system.
I liken the public school system to the city dump. Letting my kid play in the city dump will sicken his body, exposing him to the pollution of the public education system will sicken his young mind.
posted on 07/24/2002 4:20:13 AM PDT
posted on 07/24/2002 4:43:40 AM PDT
Government schools are funded, in large part, by taxes on private property.
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves is sinful and tyrannical. -- Thomas Jefferson
posted on 07/24/2002 4:52:25 AM PDT
Why would anyone turn his children over to people who hold him in contempt?
Why should we turn our children over to people who mock everything we believe in?
Why allow our kids to be educated by people who themselves are willfully ignorant, and proud of their ignorance? Knowing that in so doing your kids are almost guaranteed to graduate incapable of doing serious technical work, incapable of engaging in serious analytical thinking, incapable of seeing through the sophomoric demagoguery that passes for political thought?
It is a system that will not reform itself, in the absense of serious competition from serious alternatives. We need to encourage the expansion of private schooling. The public schools will not turn around until driven by competition to do so, and maybe not even then.
In the technical professions, it is not unusual for half the work force to be foreign born. I like and respect and admire these guys, but where are the American kids? The only new kids are the ones coming out of military training. The military's technical schools are the only ones still teaching, apparently.
posted on 07/24/2002 5:19:28 AM PDT
Right on John!
I support homeschoolers bump!
posted on 07/24/2002 7:56:35 AM PDT
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