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We want your children

Just a Girl in short shorts talking about whatever: Homeschooling in the Police State

“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.

Comments

Just for the edification of yer Brit readers, I'd like to point out that California is not part of the United States.

But if public eduction teaches kids how to spell proper, is that such a bad thing, Harry?

Compulsory education enables both parents to go out to work. Having got the children in school for all those years the Government then has to think of ways of filling up the time. You wonder how so little can be accomplished in so long a time.

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