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Rant on homeschooling (not by me)

February 26th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

This was a rant by a friend in reply to an email of a friend

I think it is worth sharing so here you have it:

> People are not going to vote for universally-mandated home schooling,

That's a blatant red herring. Unlike the Soviet Union, we didn't collectivize the farms. Does that mean everyone is mandated to grow their own groceries? In reality, only a few percent grow their own groceries; the rest rely upon the market, which (burdened though it may be with taxes, food stamps, and other nonsense) is still a lot more free than a soviet-style collective.

If we stop collectivizing education, that does not mean home schooling will be mandatory; it means that people won't be coerced to pay for or send their children to educational collectives. They'll be perfectly free to teach kids at home, or send them to free-market schools - which will be better and cheaper than the collectives.

Historically, free-market education has worked very well.. One of the key planks of Karl Marx was the collectivization of education. I'm sure he is absolutely thrilled with your support.... His propaganda campaign was so successful that people now forget that free-market alternatives are actually possible.

The Soviets finally abandoned collective farming when they saw how much better free-market alternatives were. I am hoping that our brains haven't been turned into such collective mush that we can't recognize the advantages of liberty.

3 Responses to “Rant on homeschooling (not by me)”

  1. Plan2retire@55 Says:

    Borg: You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

    (Sorry, the geek in me just couldn't resist)

  2. homebody Says:

    You mean this person who was ranting is so against home schooling they are going to use freedom as the argument? I don't get it. People should be free to home school OR send their kids to whatever school they choose. Thus I am for school vouchers.

  3. nanamom Says:

    I am amazed at what the Government wants to control sometimes. Someday I will read a blog commenting on homeschooling uniforms I am sure!

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