"Freedom of education is not education that is controlled or delivered by the State, any more than freedom of speech is speech that is controlled or delivered by the State. Nor is "freedom" to be found within alternatives or mobility within the system (school choice, charter schools). Nor is it found in the "right" to attend State-recognized, State-regulated, privately-funded schools in lieu of State schools. Least of all is it a matter of extending government control -- a.k.a. "strings" -- any more than it already goes into so-called "private schools" (vouchers, tax credits, financial aid)."
"In compulsory schooling, there is no time for what you're curious for. In this environment there is only one type of education; schooling (learning to behave, conform, set aside personal enterprises, etc.) By putting off curiosity in every moment it arrives, one risks perpetuating stupefaction, and stunting personal growth - mind, body, and spirit.
"The teenage liberation handbook, by Grace Llewellyn
Dumbing Us Down, by John Taylor Gatto
"And anything by John Holt."
January 19, 2008 at 3:59pm
January 21, 2008 at 1:53pm AND:
January 21, 2008 at 1:54pm