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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Danger of "Public" Education

The key issue in the entire discussion is simply this: shall the parent or the State be the overseer of the child?

An essential feature of human life is that, for many years, the child is relatively helpless, that his powers of providing for himself mature late. Until these powers are fully developed he cannot act completely for himself as a responsible individual. He must be under tutelage. This tutelage is a complex and difficult task. From an infancy of complete dependence and subjection to adults, the child must grow up gradually to the status of an independent adult. The question is under whose guidance, and virtual "ownership" the child should be: his parents' or the State's? There is no third, or middle, ground in this issue. Some party must control, and no one suggests that some individual third party have authority to seize the child and rear it.

It is obvious that the natural state of affairs is for the parents to have charge of the child. The parents are the literal producers of the child, and the child is in the most intimate relationship to them that any people can be to one another. The parents have ties of family affection to the child. The parents are interested in the child as an individual, and are the most likely to be interested and familiar with his requirements and personality. Finally, if one believes at all in a free society, where each one owns himself and his own products, it is obvious that his own child, one of his most precious products, also comes under his charge.



Anonymous said...

Public education is the armpit of education. Keep your children out of this failing system. Public/Government Schools never educate; only indoctrinate into a socialist system. Slowly but surely your child will go along with what the government wants them to believe vs. a great classical education. They will never gain true knowledge needed for today's world and they will never develop 'critical thinking' skills because the government doesn't want your children to have this skill. So sad many have sacrificed their children to this system. Parents, you have other choices...

Anonymous said...

Looking back now it was such a waste of time. Public education US history is complete and total BS. About as factual as a fairy tale.

Anonymous said...

Please give a current example.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Please give a current example.

June 27, 2017 at 7:21 PM

of what