Monday, March 17, 2008

Quote of the Day.....

“A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good
citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of
protecting the public welfare.”

-Justice H. Walter Croskey

That sounds more like the purpose of education in a Dictatorship than in a free America. Of course this asshat is saying this in the context of his decision which said homeschooling is illegal in California. How one chooses to raise their children is beyond the scope of government regulation. It is a private family matter in which the State has no right to intercede.

If I lived in California I'd give the State the finger and homeschool my kid anyway. The state has NO authority to force a parent to send their kid to public school if the parent feels that the values taught in state schools are not in the best interest of the child.


BobG said...

Sounds like something that would have been said about these guys.

Mike W. said...

Quite true Bob. It sounds like he thinks the purpose of education is to brainwash.

The true purpose of education should be to teach kids how to think critically, rationally, and objectively.