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The solution is private schools

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Submitted by Maryallene Otis (United States), Nov 29, 2004 at 11:18

As Dr. Pipes says, most parents are helpless to defend against multiculturalism. How can we be arrogant enough to state the truth - that Western culture is superior to the backwards tribal primitivism of much of the Middle East, and to many other cultures around the world? The solution is private schools. That way, parents can choose what kind of education they want their children to receive. It is not the proper function of government to decide what children should be taught - and we have a very confused, functionally illiterate, group of young people to show what happens when education is aimed at the least common denominator. A free market in education would be in keeping with individual rights, and would allow the best educational methods and content to rise to the top.
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