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10-25-2007, 12:20 PM
Here is an article some of you may find interesting about our public school system. (http://http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20071025/cm_csm/ycarperhunt)
10-25-2007, 12:21 PM
Here is the link that works. I think I cut out part of it in my first post.
10-25-2007, 02:35 PM
10-25-2007, 04:16 PM
The role of government in a democracy should be to see that the public is educated, not to mandate, directly or indirectly through financial policies, one particular form of education. When the government privileges a specific set of propositions of knowledge and dispositions of value and belief, it has established the educational equivalent of a state church. Such an arrangement is just as incompatible with liberty of conscience, as were the established churches of America's early history.
10-25-2007, 05:56 PM
I wish I could have said it as well as the author did!
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