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Monday, November 28, 2016

Subject: "Ed-Exit" - Ron Paul Urges Americans To Secede From The Centrally-Planned School System

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently signed an executive order forbidding Maryland public schools from beginning classes before Labor Day. Governor Hogan’s executive order benefits businesses in Maryland’s coastal areas that lose school-aged summer employees and business from Maryland families when schools start in August. However, as Governor Hogan’s critics have pointed out, some Maryland school districts, as well as Maryland schoolchildren, benefit from an earlier start to the school year.

Governor Hogan’s executive order is the latest example of how centralized government control of education leaves many students behind. A centrally planned education system can no more meet the unique needs of every child than a centrally planned economic system can meet the unique needs of every worker and consumer.

Centralizing education at the state or, worse, federal level inevitably leads to political conflicts over issues ranging from whether students should be allowed to pray on school grounds, to what should be the curriculum, to what food should be served in the cafeteria, to who should be allowed to use which bathroom.

The centralization and politicization of education is rooted in the idea that education is a right that must be provided by the government, instead of a good that individuals should obtain in the market. Separating school from state would empower parents to find an education system that meets the needs of their children instead of using the political process to force their idea of a good education on all children.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much louder do I have to shout, jump up and down and slammed my fist on the table School vouchers now!! School vouchers now!! School vouchers now!! It will solve this problem, just follow the money now and you will see the abuse of the sickening tax sucking waste in our education system. The tax dollars should be able to be directed to schools that actually educate instead of indoctrinate.

Anonymous said...

How about we just stop paying taxes?