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The immorality of "Public" schools

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Submitted by Ralph C Whaley MD (United States), May 22, 2007 at 12:53

Government owned and operated schools necessarily violate the rights of individual citizxens by extorting money to fund the propagation of ideas that are repugnent to some of them. The solution is total separation of the government and education for the same reason as separation of church and state.

Private schools are the rational alternative. Schools are left free to teach what they choose and parents are left free to send their children to schools that present the ideas and teach by the methods the parents select.

Parents have chosen the obligation of providing for their children by bringing them into existence and rightly must pay for their education Imposing that burden on others through government is immoral and impractical.

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