Throwing some scraps to the slaves in Taxachusetts (mj leniency), where 70% of voters endorsed the status quo of income expropriation
Education is the main component for maintaining the meme of statism; governmental schools are seen as a necessary good
"Education is a weapon" said Stalin
Government Education Is Broken? It Just Ain't So! by Alan Schaeffer and Marshall Fritz
Pundits typical "solution" to the problems of "public education": more money!
Dropping out as psychologically healthy
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
No school system can be all things to all students, and no coercive school system is good for anyone
Even though it's always alleged to help them, kids from poorer families suffer the worse from governmental schooling, as did their parents
Governmental employees are the perfect products of governmental schooling; they've inherited the bad memes fully
The nerve-touching moral question always looms large: How exactly is this system funded?
Statist arguments from emotional convenience--being treated with ridicule and outrage by those who don't want to face their history of statist indoctrination and advocacy
Two fallacies: that the government school system is a failure, and that government can fix it!
John Dewey's perverse coercive educational goals: to make good people; to make good citizens; to make each person his or her personal best
From the horse's mouth: "My Pedagogic Creed" http://www.infed.org/archives/e-texts/e-dew-pc.htm
Link (to a link) to Rand's take on Dewey: http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/education.html
The true aim of governmental education is, in H.L. Mencken's words, "to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality."
John Taylor Gatto - State Controlled Consciousness
Stupid in America by John Stossel
Being shackled as a governmental school employee, or even a State-regulated private school teacher
Regimentation, standardization, and segregation are the mainstay of coercive "public" education
Maria Montessori's key insight: "The child has a teacher within"
Bad tendency of adults to interfere with kids' intrinsic motivation
Alfie Kohn's insights on intrinsic motivation (versus extrinsic rewards and punishments):
Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn by Ron Brandt
GRADING: The Issue Is Not How but Why by Alfie Kohn
Understanding our natural gifts as children; being creative, imaginative, innovative, and fearless
Keeping the entrepreneurial spirit and society alive with these gifts
Kids are incessant question-askers, as opposed to most adults
Why is it that most adults--and even libertarians--send their kids to governmental schools...
Constitutional arguments against governmental education are invalid, because the Constitution itself is not a valid contract
As Lysander Spooner pointed out: No Treason. No. VI, The Constitution of No Authority
The false binary "choices" offered to us by the statist system
To advocate coercion to provide education is beyond the pale
Because "poor people" need to be educated so much, the market will quickly fill this need cheaply and effectively (sans government)
The coercive "business" of governmental education, purported as being for "the common good" (which is never very common and thus never achieved)
The fallacy of voting (collectivized plunder), in which people supposedly get something for nothing and extort those with supposedly more wealth
If you don't want to be a standardize citizen, there's no place for you in a coercive society
Obedience to "authority" is pervasive, both in and out of "school"
The ending of governmental schools means the beginning of complete liberty
Gatto: "Children need to know that the ultimate form of private property is full possession of one’s own mind and volition."
The Alliance for the Separation of School & State
"The Alliance for the Separation of School & State has a two-fold mission:
1. Help parents and others understand the true nature and the dangers of compulsory state schooling.
2. Show parents and others how they can take back their freedom and ensure a bright future for their children and our country."
All statist regimes rely on a tax-funded education system to perpetuate themselves, and to devolve into totalitarianism
The American governmental school system is the perfect storm of convincing people in droves that tyranny is actually good for them, and that they are "free," relying as it does on the Founding Fathers' liberty-oriented rhetoric
An alternative historical view: Voices Of A People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove (eds) http://tinyurl.com/njfch
Most advocates of the governmental system deny and evade the "gun in the room," i.e., the coercive nature of their views
Essentially "the system" discourages individuals from challenging "authority," despite the objective need for a mutually respectful ethics
No one can make choices for you, fundamentally; objectivity demands that you open your mind
A free society entails people making their own choices about education
The key is to free your mind from the mythologies from childhood; remember that when you were being taught about government, it was likely by a governmental employee within a governmental school
You were told to believe in and take bites out of "invisible apples," as Stefan Molyneux has astutely noted:
bumper music "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd
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