We want your children
“A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare.”
In other words, the purpose of the public schools is to indoctrinate children into a particular communal ethos promoted by the state, whether or not the parents agree on the specifics of what the “public welfare” entails.
Presumably if parents obtain the proper credentials they will not only not beat their kids, but instill the secular values of the Nanny and Welfare States.
This is frightening stuff.
There are really two primary purposes of compulsory public eduction.
First, over the period of twelve years the mindset of children can be molded into one of conformity and obedience to authority.
Second, public schooling enables government officials to fill children’s minds with officially approved political, historical, and economic doctrine.
No wonder that Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Mussolini were enthusiastic supporters of compulsory public education.