Thursday, September 6, 2007

this is where it all begins...

Take a look back in time to when the first public schools were created and more importantly, pay close attention to who started them and why. What was their goal? Primary backers were wealthy business men who wanted to create a uniform mass of compliant laborers! You can't make this stuff up...

Here's an excerpt from Wiki:

"Compulsory education at the primary level was affirmed as a human right in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (emphasis mine) Many of the world's countries now have compulsory education through at least the primary stage, often extending to the secondary education."

What craziness is this? 'Compulsory' and 'human right' in the same sentence? What about our human right to educate our children as we see fit? I don't understand how they can enact a law requiring us to enroll our children in school so they can fulfill what they consider to be a basic human right. This is incredibly backwards.

Your reading assignments...

John Taylor Gatto book review/summary (I highly recommend this book to anyone who thinks they can stomach the truth.)

a short bit about the Prussian school system after which American schools were modeled

article about classroom style education (public, government, or private) and its inherent flaws

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