Public Schools: The Battleground Of Ideology

Editor’s Pick. Written by Homie Freemarkets Lebowski.

The belief that we don’t want anyone else deciding what our kids are taught is one of the principal reasons libertarians, minarchists, voluntaryists, and other small-government types oppose the very idea of government education. If we want to teach our kids x, and someone else wants to teach their kids y, then the way to assure they’re taught what we want is to do it ourselves; not to make our local school board do it for us and bring everyone else’s kids along for the ride. We need to detach ourselves from the idea that we have any say in what other peoples’ kids are taught in school, just as no one else has any say in what our kids are taught in school. So how are we to accomplish this? Let me make a few suggestions.

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