Homeschooling vs. Unschooling
Libertarians are quick to defend the “rights” of homeschooling parents against violations by the state. I can only half-heartedly get behind such a cause. Yes, the state should get out of the way of parents, but just as important, maybe even more important, is that parents should get out of the way of their children. Contrast Ron Paul’s defense of homeschooling, that is parents controlling their children’s education, with John Holt’s defense of unschooling, or children controlling their own education. The relevant question for libertarians: which is more in line with the principles of self-ownership and non-aggression?